August 11, 2016

Roscommon Schools’ Poetry 2017

The 2017 Strokestown International Poetry Festival Roscommon Schools’ Poetry Competition

The Strokestown International Poetry Festival is taking place on the May Bank Holiday weekend from 27th – 30th April 2017. Each year there is a special poetry competition open to every student who is going to school in County Roscommon. A selection of young Roscommon poets will be invited to read at the festival at a prize-giving event.

The prizes are as follows:

1st €100.00 and a book of poetry

2nd €50.00 and a book of poetry

3rd €30.00 and a book of poetry

There is also a prize for the shortlisted poets of €20 each.

The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 17th February 2017.

The shortlist will be announced at the end of March 2017 when schools will be notified

The poems will be judged in two categories: Primary and Secondary. There is no entry fee and students and pupils may write on any theme or subject.

Click HERE to download our offline entry form.