2014 Strokestown International Poetry Award

Deadline: February 28th 2014.

Poems shouldn’t exceed 70 lines.

Judges: Paddy Bushe and Neil Astley.

Entry Fees: €5 per poem for postal entries, €6 for online entries.

First prize: €1,000
Second: €500
Third: €200
There will also be three readers’ prizes of €100 each.

There is also the Percy French Award for Comic Verse. Submit comic and witty verse. First prize: €300, Second; €200, and five runners up will receive €100 each.

Shortlisted poets will also receive an invitation to read at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival which will run from May 2-4 2014.

Please visit their website for further details.