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Waterford Poetry Prize 2020

The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council is pleased to announce details of the Waterford Poetry Prize 2020. The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland.

The prize will be announced at the Waterford Writers’ Weekend in October 2020, during the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford city.

There is no age limit and no entry fee for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2020.

The first prize is €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers’ Retreat, Ardmore in 2021. 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 16th September 2020. The judge is writer and poet Colm Keegan.

The entry form and guidelines can be downloaded below or from or by contacting the Arts Office on 058/41416.

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