We had the official launch last night before the wonder women that are the Errigal writers took the stage. Their reading was a real treat, together 18 years, Denise kept telling me it was important for them as a group to read together, I feel it was just as important for NWW to invite them. It was a happy coincidence that the winner of the first Donegal Creameries North West Words Prize, Averil Meehan of the Errigal Writers was there to help us launch.
Here is the poster with entry details and rules:
Donegal Creameries North West Words
Prize €250 and perpetual Donegal Creameries North West Words Poetry Cup
Information Rules and Conditions of Entry
This prize is open to anyone over the age of 18 as long as the poem is the original work of the author submitting it. Entries must not have been previously published in any media, self published, broadcast, and /or won any competition. Only poems in English are being accepted for this competition.
The maximum number of poems per entrant is 3.
Send your poem(s) along with a cover letter with name, address, and phone number and/or email address, and title(s) of each poem submitted. Please do not put your name or personal contact details on the same page as the poem(s).
Post entries to North West Words Poetry Prize 2013, 54 Thornberry, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. On-line submissions will not be accepted.
Entries must be received by the closing date - Friday, 15 November 2013.
No entry fee is being charged; however, as North West Words is a non-profit organisation run on voluntary effort, a small (e.g. €5) contribution towards the administrative costs of the competition may be included and will be gratefully accepted.
No alterations can be made to the entry once it has been submitted, and entries cannot be returned so please keep your own copy.
The 2013 competition will be judged by Kate Newmann of Summer Palace Press. All decisions of the Judge are final and no correspondence or discussion can be entered into regarding those decisions. Any attempt to contact the Judge in regard to competition will result in immediate disqualification.
A shortlist will be published on North West Words’ Facebook page and at North West Words’ Christmas event in Café Blend mid-December. The winner of the competition will be announced and prize awarded at North West Words in Café Blend, Letterkenny, on Thursday, 30 January 2014. (The winning poet will be notified on Thursday, 16 January 2014)
The author of the winning will be invited to read their winning poem at this North West Words event.
Copyright remains with the poet, but North West Words reserves the right to first publication or broadcast of the winning poem.
Submission of an entry implies the author’s acceptance of the conditions set out above.