Poetry 2020

2nd Annual Poetry Competition.

We are delighted to announce that the 2nd Annual Cobh Readers and Writers Poetry Competition is now open for entry.

We hope to build on the huge success of last years event which saw entries from across the globe, so we are really looking forward to another excellent competition.

This years theme is ‘A Million Miles Away’, and please remember that a strong connection to the theme is important.

Great prizes for the top Adult (18+) and Youth (12-18) poets.

The winning poems and the ten highly commended poems will be published in the festival anthology, along with stories from the soon to be announced short story competition.

Closing date:
Friday 13th March.
Entry is FREE and the strict rules are below.

The rules for entry are:
Theme: ‘A Million Miles Away’.
1. Email to: readersandwritersfestivalcobh@gmail.com
2. No more than two entries per poet.
3. Attached as word doc only, (Poem Title_Poet Name).
4. No more than 40 lines, Single spaced, Times New Roman, Size 12.
5. Include a short 3rd person bio in email, not more than 120 words.
6. Judging will be on anonymised entries.
7. Must not have been published before in any format, in print or online.
8. Winners will be invited to the festival poetry event on Friday 24th April.

Adult (18+) Category Prize: €100
Youth (12-18) Category Prize: €100
(All prizes are in Vouchers, and all winning poets, and the highly commended entires will be published in next year’s Collection of Works.)

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