An annual highlight of Westival, Westport Music + Arts Festival, taking place 23 - 28 October, is the international poetry competition.
This year’s first prize is €1,000, with two runners-up prizes of €200 and €100 respectively. There is an entry fee of €15 for up to three poems. Submit your work through their website linked below.
Winners will be announced during the festival in Westport, Co. Mayo Ireland. Shortlisted entrants will be notified in late September and invited to attend the Open Reading at the festival to present their poems before the prizewinners are publicly announced.