Feb 19, 2019

The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition

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The Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition is open to poets of any age and provides a platform for expression on any subject in any style. Original, unpublished work in the English language can be submitted by writers of any nationality, living anywhere in the world to be judged anonymously for prizes and publication in the Southword Journal. First Prize, in addition to a 1,000 Euro cash award, also includes a week's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and paid travel expenses and 4 nights accommodation in Cork city during the Cork International Poetry Festival.

This a poetry competition with a wide scope and a large volume of entries in which passionate poets can enjoy exposure to an international platform.

Entries for 2020 are currently closed - but entries for 2021 will open in November 2020. 

For further information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Anyone can submit

Participation Cost


Poetry submission fee

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Poetry writing skills at a competitive level are required.

Time Commitment


Poetry submission

Application Deadline

November, 2020

Application Process Includes

  1. e poem(s) for submission, with each poem in a seperate Word document (we cannot accept PDF format). Please use the title of the poem (or the first few words of the title) as the title of each document. As the competition is judged anonymously, please do not write your name or personal details anywhere on this document as this could lead to disqualification.
  2. A cover letter (separate Word document attached to the same email). The cover letter should include:
    - Your name
    - Poem title(s)
    - Email address
    - Phone number
    - Postal address
    - Image of PayPal receipt or the PayPal transaction ID number
    - How your heard about the competition
    - A brief bio (optional)
    Please ensure that this information is attached as a Word document and not in the body of the email.

Postal submissions are also accepted. For more information please visit here