21/03/21 12:00 - 05/05/21 20:00

South Dublin Libraries Poetry Competition

South Dublin Libraries Poetry Competition 2021

South Dublin Libraries are happy to announce that our poetry competition is back for another year!


Submit between 21/3 - 3/5

No set theme

Max 40 lines

Must be original and unpublished

All styles and forms are welcome

Open to poets aged 18 or older.


Submissions are only accepted by email and can be sent to:

Submit up to two poems for consideration. Please include in your email: name, contact number, a short biographical note (50 words max). Please include your poem(s) in both the body of the email and as an attachment.

Terms and Conditions

The competition is only open to poets based in Dublin. Winners will be announced in May. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Shortlisted poets will be asked to record a reading of their poem for a virtual prize giving event. Employees of South Dublin County Council and South Dublin Libraries may not enter the competition.


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