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Waterford Poetry Prize 2021

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Ben Simmons

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The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council is pleased to announce that entries are now being accepted for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2021. The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland. 

The winners will be announced at a special online event at the Waterford Writers Weekend on Friday 22nd October 2021 during the Imagine Arts Festival. 

There is no age limit and no entry fee for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2021.

The first prize is €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore in 2022. Second prize is €300 plus a writing course in Ardmore  and third prize is €200. The closing date for receipt of entries is 12 noon on Wednesday 1st September 2021. 

The Arts Office is pleased to have the writer and poet Colm Keegan as judge for the second year. 

Online entries only will be accepted this year, with form and guidelines available at the Waterford Submit platform: https://waterford.submit.com/  .

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