Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Awards 2015

For Second-level Students – Rules

1. Competition is open to second-level students throughout the thirty two Counties of Ireland.

2. Each student may enter one poem, of any length.

3. The poem must be the student’s own unaided work. It may be published by the organiser at some future date.

4. The competition will be divided into two sections.
SECTION A – UNDER 15 YEARS (JUNIOR)
SECTION B – 15 YEARS AND OVER (SENIOR)

5. Themes suggested for 2015 but no subject is excluded:

(a) Childhood – Memories – Growing Up
(b) Seasons – Environment –Nature
(c) Home – Family – Friendship
(d) Celebrity – Fashion – Pop Culture – Politics
(e) Happiness – Hope – Laughter
(f) Warmth – Smiles – Fun

6. Entries will be professionally adjudicated.

7. The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 29th May 2015 at 4 p.m.
Late entries will not be considered.

8. Winners will receive the following prizes:

Section A – 1st. €75 2nd €50 3rd €35 (each with certificate).
Section B – 1st. €100 2nd €75 3rd €50 (each with certificate).

9. Each entry must be accompanied by an entry form signed by the student and countersigned by his/her English teacher. No personal details (name, age, school, etc. should appear on the same page as the poem.

10. Winning schools and students will be notified of results by Friday, 11th September 2015.

11. Presentation of this year’s certificates and prizes will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, 27th September at 2.30pm in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen. Winning schools will be given notice of same. (The annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend takes place as usual in Inniskeen from Friday 256h – Sunday 27th September 2015).

ENTRIES & ENQUIRIES TO:
Student Poetry Competition
Patrick Kavanagh Centre,
Inniskeen,
Co. Monaghan.

Rules and Entry Form – Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2015

Patrick Kavanagh Student Poetry Award 2014 – Senior Section

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Name

School

Title of Collection
1st Place:

Chloe Finlay

Loreto Grammar School, Omagh

The Railway Bridge
2nd Place:

Ruan Dos Santos

Beech Hill College, Monaghan

The Dreamer of the Day

3rd Place:

Rory Clifford

Lismore Comprehensive School, Craigavon

Water
Highly Commended Senior Section

Sarah Grimes

Loreto Grammar School, Omagh

1,2,3,4,5.

Cahal Sweeney

Scoil Ui Mhuiri, Dunleer

Bright Warrior

Andy Williamson

Beaufort College, Trim

There’s No Place like Home

Aoibhinn, Sweeney

Loreto Grammar School, Omagh

Paradox.

Joshua Sanderson

Boyne Community School, Trim

My Father

Patrick Kavanagh Student Poetry Award 2014 – Junior Section

Name

School

Title of Collection
1st Place:

Catherine Kerr

Loreto Grammar School, Omagh

Childhood
2nd Place:

Chloe Henderson

Lismore Comprehensive School, Craigavon

Stolen

3rd Place:

Ellen O’Hara

Lismore Comprehensive School, Craigavon

Home Is Where The Heart Is
Highly Commended Junior Section

Roisin, McKenna

Loreto Grammar School, Omagh

These are the days I love

Aoife Hutchinson

Loreto Grammar School, Omagh

Fisherman

Amy McGleenan

St. Catherine’s College, Armagh

Changing of the wind

Emma Farrell

St. Patrick’s High School, Keady, Co Armagh

Sunday Smells Of’

Eilis Maguire

Loreto Grammar School, Omagh

World of fears

Saoirse McGranaghan

Loreto Grammar School, Omagh

Anne-Marie

Niamh Sweeney

Scoil Ui Mhuiri, Dunleer, Co. Louth

Fears

Patrick Kavanagh Primary School Poetry Awards 2014

Scoil Cholmcille, Blackstaff
1st Place: Aoife Greene
2nd Place Ryan Duffy

St. Daigh’s National School:
1st Place: Kali McArdle
2nd Place Ciara Tumelty

Patrick Kavanagh Student Poetry Award – 2014 Rules

1. Competition is open to second-level students in Counties Armagh, Cavan, Louth, Fermanagh, Meath, Monaghan and Tyrone.

2. Each student may enter one poem, of any length. Entries per school are limited to one per 100 students.

3. The poem must be the student’s own unaided work. It may be published by the organiser at some future date.

4. The competition will be divided into two sections.
SECTION A – UNDER 15 YEARS (JUNIOR)
SECTION B – 15 YEARS AND OVER (SENIOR)

5. Themes suggested for 2010 but no subject is excluded:

(a) Childhood – Memories – Growing Up (d) Celebrity – Fashion – Pop Culture – Politics
(b) Seasons – Environment –Nature (e) Happiness – Hope – Laughter
(c) Home – Family – Friendship (f) Warmth – Smiles – Fun

6. Entries will be professionally adjudicated.

7. The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 30th May 2014 at 4 p.m. Late entries will not be considered.

8. Winners will receive the following prizes:

Section A – 1st. €75; 2nd €50 3rd €35 (each with certificate).
Section B – 1st €100 2nd €75 3rd €50 (each with certificate).

9. Each entry must be accompanied by an entry form signed by the student and countersigned by his/her English teacher. No personal details (name, age, school, etc) should appear on the same page as the poem.

10. Winning schools and students will be notified of results by Friday, 12th September 2014.

11. Presentation of this year’s certificates and prizes will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, 28th September at 2.30pm in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen. Winning schools will be given notice of same. (The annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend takes place as usual in Inniskeen from Friday 28th – Sunday 28th September 2014.
ENTRIES & ENQUIRIES TO:
Student Poetry Competition
Patrick Kavanagh Centre,
Inniskeen,
Co. Monaghan.
Telephone: 00353 (0) 42 9378560
Click here to download the entry form >>

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