Thursday, February 11, 2016

National Student Poetry Competition 2016

Windows Publications in association with Cavan Arts, Cavan Heritage Office & Cavan Crystal Hotel announce the 24th National Student Poetry Competition 2016. Adjudicated by Heather Brett & Noel Monahan.    €100 1st Prize in each category. Closing Date 16th March 2016.                                                                                
Entry to this competition is free and can be on ANY subject. Entrant details (name, age, school & contact number) MUST be clearly marked on the BACK of each entry if posting work or at the end of the work if sending by email. Poems should NOT have been published before or won a prize in any other competition, and must be the student’s OWN work.

Entries accepted online as well as by post and from individuals as well as entries sent by schools. Class poems and poems written by groups of students are acceptable but there will be only one prize given per winning poem.

Feel free to illustrate your work as we may use it with poetry if publishing.  

Please send entries to: or by post to Windows/Cavan Crystal Poetry Competition, Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Rd. Cavan, Co. Cavan, Ireland on or before 16th MARCH  2016, clearly stating the category you are entering.

The award ceremony will be held in Cavan Crystal Hotel on Sunday 22nd May at 3pm. It is a condition of the awards that top prize winners must be present at the ceremony before a prize can be awarded.

Junior Category- Open to all students throughout Ireland and the U.K. in primary or national school education or equivalent. (8-12/13 years).                                                                                                    
Senior Category- Open to all students throughout Ireland and the U.K. in second level education or equivalent. (12-18 years).                                                                                                                            
Irish Language Category - Open to all students between 10–18 years old.  

Special Additional Category to Celebrate the 1916 -2016 Centenary, can be in Irish Language or English. Open to students in County Cavan schools ONLY between ages 10–18 years old. Prizes awarded by the Cavan Heritage Office.

All rules as general Windows Competition rules.                
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