Here's a poetry competition you might otherwise miss. You don't often come across poetry and agricultural shows but this one is part of the annual Tullamore Agricultural Show. Full detains of the poetry guidelines are listed under the "Art and Photography" pdf link.
The Rules & Conditions are fairly standard: 40 lines in length. €5 entrance fee. The name of the entrant must not appear on the entry itself. Entries must be in English and not previously published in any form (including appearing on the internet). The competition is open until 22 July 2011. There are sections for under-17 and Senior (which presumably means over 17.).
The judge, is Connie Roberts, Adjunct Professor of English, Hofstra University, New York.
Connie recently won the Patrick Kavanagh and Dromineer poetry competitions (picture right) and must be close to having her first collection published.