Strokestown Poetry competitions 2020

The Strokestown International Poetry Prize 2020, the Duais de hÍde 2020 and the Percy French Prize for Witty Verse 2020 are now CLOSED.  The Roscommon Poets' Prize and the Roscommon Schools' Poetry Competitions have also closed.   Please click on the name of the prize to see the shortlist for each competition.

As you will all know, we had to postpone our Poetry festival this year on the May Bank Holiday weekend. After careful consideration, we have now decided to cancel the 2020 festival. Our audience and readers are comprised of people who travel from abroad and from all over Ireland, and with so much uncertainty around travel, it was not possible to book dates and venues.

However, on a more positive note we have decided to announce the winners of our four main competitions on Sunday May 3rd on our website.


Winners will be announced on Sunday 3rd May 2020

They will be announced in this order:
10.00 am Roscommon Schools'
12.00 pm Roscommon Poets'
2.00 pm Percy French Prize for Witty Verse
4.00 pm Duais De Híde
6.00 pm Strokestown International Poetry Prize