1st Prize € 100
2nd Prize € 50
3rd Prize € 30
All winners will also receive book prizes
3 shortlisted prizes in each category €20 each.
Closing date: Feburary 9th 2018
Pete Mullineaux lives in Galway and works in Development Education.
His poetry has been described by reviewers as 'tender & lyrical' and
'gorgeously resonant'. His collection Session was described by Irish
Music Magazine as 'a gem'. He has been published widely in Ireland,
UK, USA and as far afield as India and Japan. His four collections
are: Zen Traffic Lights (Lapwing 2005) A Father's Day (Salmon 2008)
Session (2011) and How to Bake a Planet (Salmon 2016). Pete has also
written several plays for the stage and RTE radio.
in County Roscommon. The poems will be judged in two categories: Primary and
Secondary. There is an entry fee of €2 per poem and students and pupils may write on any
theme or subject.
* Winners and shortlistees will be invited to attend a prize-giving event at Strokestown
International Poetry Festival on Friday 4 th May 2018.
* The judges’ decision is final.
* Poems should be printed on A4 paper and students’/pupils’ names should not appear on
the poems, only on the application form. Poems are judged anonymously.
* You may enter by post or online at www.strokestownpoetry.org
* Post entries to: Schools Poetry Competition, SCDA, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
* All queries: Strokestown Poetry Festival Office: 071 9633759 10am – 1.00pm or email@example.com