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The closing date for this one is 12 noon on Monday the 26th of June so plenty of time to get something in. There is a first prize of €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore in 2018. The competition is open to all writers living on the island of Ireland and the prize will be presented at the Imagine Arts Festival incorporating the Waterford Writers Weekend which runs from October the 19th to the 29th in venues throughout Waterford city and county.
The prize has emerged from the influence of the late Waterford writer Seán Dunne and there is no entry fee or age restrictions. Postal entries only and there should be no more than one entry per person submitted. There are a number of entry conditions and an entry form to be downloaded so be sure to check them out. There is a second prize of €300 and a third one of €200 and the winners will be requested to read their entry at the presentation event in Waterford.
Original entries only and they must not have been previously published or printed online. Entries which have received awards in other competitions or have been submitted elsewhere are ineligible. Entries to: The Waterford Poetry Prize 2017, The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.