Competitions and Festivals


Our Wild Atlantic Words competitions 2015 are now open, with first prizes of €500 in the open competition and €50 in the school students’ competition. We invite entries on any theme related to coastal landscape or maritime life and heritage. We are very pleased that Breda Wall Ryan will judge the open competition entries. The closing date for both competitions is 19 July 2015.

For details of the open competition, click here.

For details of the school students’ competitions, click here

Our Wild Atlantic Words poetry festival will take place in Castletownbere, County Cork, on 5 and 6 September 2015. It will include workshops led by award-winning poets, public readings, an open mic event, and publication of the competition anthologies.
For the full programme, click here.

For results of previous competitions, and a selection of successful entries, please click on the links below.

Poets Meet Politics 2015.

Poets Meet Painters 2014

Poets Meet Politics 2014

Poets Meet Painters 2013

Short Short Story competition 2013

Poets Meet Painters 2012

Hungry Hill Poetry Prize 2012

Short Short Story competition 2012

Poets Meet Politics 2012

Poets Meet Painters 2011

Poets Meet Painters 2010