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Trócaire & Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2021.

Trócaire’s annual poetry competition, in association with Poetry Ireland, aims to raise awareness of important global issues, through the medium of poetry.

The competition is open to young and old and this year’s theme is ‘Pathways to Peace’. Entrants are encouraged to explore the theme from a local to global perspective.

The competition is free to enter and has the following six categories:

ADULT
Published poets.
Unpublished poets.

POST-PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Junior: 1st-3rd year
Senior: Transition Year-Leaving Certificate

PRIMARY SHOOLS
Junior: 3rd/4th Class
Senior: 5th/6th Class

All winning entries will see their poems published in booklet form, with other prizes including a €300 cash prize, Kindle Fire Tablets, book tokens and visits to schools by authors.

Poems can be submitted in Irish or English and in written or spoken word format.

You can enter your poem online by clicking HERE or by post to the Poetry Ireland Centre (see video) at the address: Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition, Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1 (D01 ND60).

The closing date for entries is Friday May 7th, 2021. Last year’s winning entries can be viewed by clicking HERE.

For more information visit poetryIreland.ie by clicking HERE.

National events as part of Poetry Day Ireland 2021 (click HERE) celebrations take place on Thursday 29th April

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