Wednesday, February 3, 2010

National Student & Adult Poetry Competition

Cavan Crystal/Windows Publications 18th National Student & Adult Poetry Competition
Closing date: March 31st. Adjudicators: Heather Brett and Noel Monahan

Windows Publications, in association with Cavan Crystal, is pleased to announce the opening of their 18th National Poetry Competition. In addition to cash prizes in each category the winner will be presented with a beautiful and much coveted Cavan Crystal goblet sponsored by Cavan Crystal Design.

This year, Windows editors Heather Brett and Noel Monahan are incorporating an adult category into the competition, which they do every three years. The first prize for each of the student categories is €100 or equivalent and in the adult category 1st prize is €500.

Rules for Student Competition:

Entry to this competition is free. Entrant details (name, age, school or contact number) must be clearly marked on the BACK of each entry if posting work or at the end of the work if sending by email. Poems should NOT have been published before or won a prize in any other competition, and must be the student's OWN work. Competition entries will also be accepted online as well as by post. Send entries to or by post to Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Rd., Co Cavan clearly stating which category you are entering for.

Junior Category- Open to all students aged 10-13 throughout Ireland in primary or national school education or equivalent.
Senior Category- Open to all students aged 13-18 throughout Ireland insecond level education or equivalent.

Irish language Category- Open to all students in Ireland between 10 and 18.

Best Overall Schools - All school entries are automatically entered.

Rules for Adult Competition:

The competition is open to all persons in Ireland or elsewhere, over the age of 19 on May 20th 2010 and can only be entered by posting entries to Cavan Crystal/Windows Poetry Competition, Adult Category, Cavan Crystal Hotel Dublin Rd.,Cavan. Details (name, address and contact number) must NOT appear on the poems entered, but must be on a separate sheet.
Poems should NOT have been published before or won a prize in any other competition.

The entry fee is €10 for each three poems entered. (Please make cheques or postal orders payable to Windows Publications.) It is a condition of this competition that winning poets make themselves available to come and read their work at the Awards Ceremony in Cavan Crystal Hotel on Thursday May 20th 2010 at 8pm. A shortlist of winners will appear by the beginning of May. For any enquiries please ring 0860650908.


Anonymous said...

Has the shortlist been posted anywhere?

Michael Farry said...

Not that I know of but some people who have been highly commended have been notified. Not me sadly.