Student Poetry Competition 2016

BooksMay 2016:

Student Poetry Competition 2016:

Closing date for entry, Friday 27th May 2016.


This competition is open to second- level students throughout the thirty two Counties of Ireland.

The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 27th May 2016 at 4 p.m.
Each student may enter one poem, of any length.
Late entries will not be considered .

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

The competition will be divided into two sections.
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

Entries will be professionally adjudicated.

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).

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.

Winning schools and students will be notified of results by Friday, 9th September 2016.

Presentation of this year’s certificates and prizes will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, 2nd October 2016 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 30th September – Sunday 2nd October 2016).

Student Poetry Competition, Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan.
Ph. 00353 (0) 42 9378560 E-mail:

Download Rules form & Entry form here >>

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For information and booking phone:
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Monday: 8pm
Tuesday: No Mass
Wednesday: 10am
Thursday: No Mass
Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 6pm
Sunday: 10am
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