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The Kerry County Council Creative Writing for Youth Competitions at Listowel Writers Week 2015

There are a number of writing competition categories open to young writers and poets at the annual Listowel Writers Week. Here are the categories, the entry details and the closing dates:

GENERAL WRITING COMPETITIONS

Categories:

Creative Writing for 9 years and Under (Max word count 300 words)
Creative Writing for 12 years and Under (Max word count 500 words)
Creative Writing for 14 years and Under (Max word count 500 words)
Creative Writing for 16 years and Under (Max word count 1,000 words)
Creative Writing for 18 years and Under (Max word count 1,000 words)
A Limerick for all ages up to 18 Years.

Important information before you finalise your entry:

  • Submissions may be in the form of poems, short stories or essays.
  • One entry only per youth
  • At the end of each entry please include Name, Address, Age, School and Contact Number
  • Where a school is submitting entries from a class, each entry must also include Name, Address, Age, School
  • Please keep to the word count and where possible include the word count at the end of the entry.
  • This Competition CANNOT be entered online
  • NO Application Form Required.
  • Prize Fund is €1,500
  • For Competition Rules click here
  • Sponsor: Kerry County Council
  • Adjudicators:  Listowel Writers’ Week Editorial Board
  • Entry Fee: FREE OF CHARGE

Closing date for receipt of entries is 2 March 2015. 

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CREATIVE WRITING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS 

  • Submissions may be in the form of poems or short stories.
  • This Competition CANNOT be entered online
  • Categories include 14 years and under and 18 Years and under.
  • At the end of each entry please include Name, Address, Age, School and Contact Number
  • Where a school is submitted entries from a class, each entry must also include Name, Address, Age, School
  • No Application Form Required.
  • For Competition Rules click here
  • Prize fund is €200
  • Sponsor: Robert Pierse
  • Adjudicators: Listowel Writers’ Week Editorial Board
  • Entry is free of charge

Closing date for receipt of entries is 2 March 2015. 

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THE CON HOULIHAN YOUNG SPORTS JOURNALIST COMPETITION

  • Competition is open to anyone age 20 years and under.
  • Entries must in the form of a report or a feature piece on a sports topic or sports personality of your choice.
  • Maximum word count is 500, please include word count at the end of the piece.
  • This Competition CANNOT be entered online
  • NO Application Form Required.
  • For Competition Rules click HERE
  • Prize fund: €100 plus the winning entry will be published in The Irish Independent.
  • Sponsor: The Irish Independent and Radio Kerry
  • Adjudicators: The Listowel Writers’ Week Editorial Board
  • Entry Fee: €5

Closing date for receipt of entries is 2 March 2015.

NOTE FOR ALL ENTRIES BY POST: 

Postal Entries should be sent to – “Competition Title” (e.g. Con Houlihan Young Sports Journalist ) Literary Competition,  Listowel Writers’ Week Limited, 24 The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

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