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5 Words Poetry Competition

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Kate Dempsey

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Every Tuesday at midday (UTC) from 14th April 2020 – 26th January 2021, five words are posted on this competition page. 

Entrants will have one week to compose and submit one or more poems which include all five words given for that week.

Prize

A prize of 750 euros will be awarded to the winner, plus 500 euros for second place and 250 euros for third place. These three, if available will be invited to read at Ó Bhéal’s fourteenth anniversary event, on Monday the 12th of April 2021. An additional travel fee of 100 euro plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this. The overall winner also receives a physical award, hand-crafted by acclaimed glass artist (and poet) Michael Ray.

The shortlisted poems and winning entry will also be published in Five Words Vol XIV – the next annual anthology of five word poems, to be launched at the same event. A shortlist of twelve poems including the overall winner will be announced by the first week of March 2021.

The 2020/21 judge is Grace Wells.

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