This one from the Poetry Ireland website (link to the right) and something to focus the mind on coming up to Christmas. The closing date is December the 31st and the prize is open to anyone over the age of 18. Entries must not have been previously published, self published, broadcast, and/or won any competition. The maximum number of poems you can enter is three and postal entries should be sent to: North West Words Poetry Prize 2016, Upper Corkey, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Send your poems along with a cover letter with name, address and phone number and /or e-mail address, and title (s) of each poem submitted. Do not put your name or personal contact details on the poems. The competition fee of €5 per entry (up to three poems) goes towards the admin fees of the competition. Payment may be made by Cheque, Postal Order, Money Order or via PayPal on the website: www.northwestwords.com.
The judge for this year's competition is Kate Newman from Summer Palace Press. All decisions of the judge are final and a shortlist will be published on North West Words' Facebook page and at the North West Words' January event in Florence Food Company. The winner will be announced and the prize awarded at North West Words Event in Florence Food Company, Letterkenny, on Thursday the 23rd of February 2017, with the winning poet notified on the 16th of the month. Check for further details on the Poetry Ireland website competitions' page and also check out the website above and good luck.
Online entries should be attached in one document and copied into the body of the e-mail and sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org