North West Words

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North West Words Launch Two Poetry Competitions in association with Donegal Creameries and Ealain na Gaeltachta teo.


North West Words launches its 2015 English language adult Poetry Competition sponsored by Donegal Creameries. This competition is now in it’s fourth year and is open to original and previously unpublished poems. The prize is €250 and perpetual cup.

This year’s competition also sees the introduction of a new category for best Irish Language poem. North West Words felt it was important to recognise the wealth of contemporary Irish language poetry being that exists in the country. The group partnered with Ealaín na Gaeltachta (the body responsible for the development of the Arts in the Gaeltacht regions), combined to develop an Irish language competition that would champion new poetry being written in our indigenous tongue. The competition will have the same format as it’s English language counterpart with a prize of €250 to be awarded to the entrant who composes the best poem as Gaeilge. The winner will also receive a perpetual trophy.

Entry is €5.00

Download the rules in English or Irish.

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