Monday, 21 July 2014

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2014 - ONLY A FEW DAYS TO GO - DEADLINE Friday 25th July 2014



1. The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000.

2. The award is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland. Manuscripts accepted for publication shall be eligible ONLY if the resulting collection of poems is NOT published before the judges’ decision is announced.

3. No previous outright winner shall be eligible to enter again.

4. The collection of poems in English must be original and consist of 20 poems. Individual poems should not be more than 40 lines.

5. The only works eligible are unpublished or magazine published work.

6. Two typed copies of the collection must be submitted with an entry form.

7. The author’s name should appear only on the entry form below and not on the typed copies.

8. The Patrick Kavanagh Society does not return manuscripts entered.

9 The adjudicator is Brian Lynch www.brianlynch.org. His decision is final.

Patrick Kavanagh Society reserves the right to arrange with the poet a reading from their award winning poetry at the Annual Kavanagh Commemoration at Inniskeen on Friday 26th September 2014.

The entry fee is €25/£25 and should be made payable to The Patrick Kavanagh Societ Society.

Closing date for entries is Friday 25th July 2014.




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The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2014


The Annual Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award will be announced during the Patrick Kavanagh Weekend which takes place from 26th - 28th of September 2014.

Closing date for entries is Friday 25th July 2014.

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