The competition in open to anyone over the age of 18. Up to three poems are allowed per entrant. Poems must be the original work of the person submitting it and cannot have previously won a competition. Entries must not have been previously published, broadcast or self-published in any media.
Entries are accepted by post only. Poems should be posted to North West Words Poetry Prize 2013, 54 Thornberry, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, with a cover letter that includes entrant’s name, address, phone number, email address and title(s) of poem(s). Names and other personal details are not to appear on the same page as the poems.
There is no entry fee for the competition. However as North West Words is a non-profit organisation run on voluntary effort a small contribution towards administrative costs would be gratefully accepted.
The competition will be judged by Kate Newmann of Summer Palace Press. All decisions of the Judge are final and no correspondence or discussion can be entered into regarding those decisions.
A shortlist will be published on North West Words’ Facebook page and at North West Words’ Christmas event in Café Blend mid-December. The winner of the competition will be announced and prize awarded at North West Words in Café Blend, Letterkenny on Thursday January 30, 2014. The winning poet will be notified on Thursday January 16, 2014. The winner will be invited to read their poem at this North West Words event.