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Competition: iYeats International Poetry 2019

Article by Writing IE Admin © 24 May 2019 writing.ie .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Writing Competitions ).

Competition deadline: 3rd July

The iYeats International Poetry Competition 2019 is now open for entries! Hosted by Hawk’s Well Theatre since 2009, the annual event has won a prestigious reputation for the calibre of both entrants, and judges. The competition is open to all those who are sixteen years of age and upwards, with an award of €500 for the winner of the General Category, and €300 is awarded to the winner of the Emerging Category for those aged between 16-25 years of age. Launched a decade ago, the poetry competition was initiated by the Hawk’s Well Theatre to mark the 50th Yeats International Summer School, and the 70th anniversary of the death of W. B Yeats.

Following in the tradition of the previous years’ lauded panels, the judges for this year’s iYeats Poetry Competition are highly respected poet John F. Deane, and spoken word artist Rafeef Ziadah.


General category: First Prize €500
Emerging category: €300 (aged 16 – 25 years)

iYeats 2019 dates
• Entry Opens: Tuesday 7th May
• Closing Date for entries: Wednesday 3rd July 11am (GMT)
• Winners notified by Monday 22nd July
• Results Publicly Announced: Tuesday 23rd July

Terms and Conditions

1. Only online entries will be accepted.

2. Files with entries must be in Word format and attached to the online entry form. Word Limit of 40 lines.

3. Multiple prizes may be awarded to the same person.

4. Poems must not have been published either in print or on a website, not be currently submitted or accepted for future publication. They must not previously have been awarded a prize in another competition.

5. The General category competition is open to all entrants.

6. The emerging poet category is confined to those aged between 16 and 25.

7. The judges decision is final.

8. No correspondence will be entered into once work has been submitted.

9. Poems cannot be altered or changed after they have been entered.

10. Copyright remains with the authors, but we reserve the right to publish the winning poems. Copyright reverts to author after one year.

11. Multiple prizes may be awarded to the same person.

12.Payment must be made in Euros currency only.

13. Your entry in the competition means you accept these rules.

See here to enter.