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Friday, March 18, 2011

Patrick Kavanagh award - early deadline!!

Dear Friend,
As a previous entrant to the Poetry Award we would like to let you know that because of the very bad weather and snow in November 2010 it has been decided to change the date of the Kavanagh Weekend from the last weekend in November to the end of September. As the presentation of the Award is a key feature of the weekend, this necessitates a change in closing date.
Therefore the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award is changing its closing date this year to Friday 22nd July.
The Committee would like to thank you for your previous participation and would like to invite you to take part again this year.
Full details are available on our web site www.patrickkavanaghcountry.com
Patrick Kavanagh Society / Patrick Kavanagh Centre

Poetry Competition 2011 Rules
The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000.
Certificates will be awarded to runners up in the competition.
The award is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland. Manuscripts accepted for publication shall be eligible ONLY if the resulting collection of poems is NOT published before the judges’ decision is announced.
No previous outright winner shall be eligible to enter again.
(sorry Connie!)
The collection of poems in English must be original and consist of 20 poems.
Individual poems should not be more than 40 lines.
The only works eligible are unpublished or magazine published work.
Two typed copies of the collection must be submitted with an entry form.
The author’s name should appear only on the entry form below and not on the typed copies.
The adjudicator is Brian Lynch www.brianlynch.org. His decision is final.
Patrick Kavanagh Society reserves the right to arrange with the poet a reading from their award winning poetry at the Annual Kavanagh Commemoration at Inniskeen on Friday 30th September 2011.
The entry fee is €25 / £25.

I've entered this a few times now and heard not a dickie bird and, coupled with the entry fee which I can't really justify to my wife on the grounds of probability, I think I'll give it a miss this year. But don't let me discourage you! Its a wonderful thing to have on your CV.

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