2023 Fingal Poetry Prize and An Fiach Dubh Competitions

The Fingal Poetry Prize:
For poems in English

Open to all writers nationally and internationally.

Open for entries May 1st 2023 – June 30th, 2023.

Entries must be submitted by midnight on the last day.

The winner will receive €500 with awards of €300 and €200 for 2nd and 3rd place.

Our sponsors are once more DHL. Thank you!

Judge: Jessica Traynor 

As Part of the Fingal Poetry Festival: September 15th -16th 2023

Prize giving ceremony in Skerries, Saturday September 16th 

More details here.

An Fiach Dubh:
For poems in Irish 

Irish Poetry Competition / Comórtas Filíochta 

Fáilte roimh filíocht ó Éireann agus ó thar lear / Open to all writers nationally and internationally 

Ag glacadh iarrataisí ón 1ú Bealtaine 2023
Spriocdháta: 30ú Meitheamh (meán oíche)

Open for entries from May 1st to June 30th, 2023.

Na Duaiseanna / Prizes: Iú Áit – €500,  2ú Áit – €300,  3ú Áit – €200

Moltóir / JudgePaddy Bushe 

Seo chuid de Fhéile Filíochta Fhine Gall a bheidh ar siúl 15ú-16ú Meán Fómhair 2023 /
As Part of the Fingal Poetry Festival: September 15th -16th 2023

Bronnadh na nduaiseanna, i Sceirí, B.Á.C., 16/9/2023 
Prize giving ceremony in Skerries, Saturday September 16th, 2023

Rialacha agus mionsonraí / More details here


1: Can I make changes to my poem after it has been submitted?

No.  Alterations cannot be made after you have submitted your entry so please check to ensure you are sending the correct version of the poem/s you want considered for the prize.   If however, you want to submit an altered or new version, you may only send it as another, separate entry, which will then incur another entry fee.  The judge will read and consider both entries.

2:  I have inadvertently left identifying details (name etc.) on my poem/s, will my entry be disqualified?

Yes.  However, if you find that you have done this in error, please resubmit your amended entry as soon as possible (at the latest by the end of the competition, 30 June 2023).

3: Are simultaneous submissions allowed?

Yes, although we strongly recommend against it.  If, however, you do wish to send your poem/s to a journal or another competition, you must contact us immediately in the event of your poem/s being accepted there or shortlisted/placed.   Your poem/poems will then have to be withdrawn from our completion and your entry fee cannot be refunded. 

4: Can I enter by Post?

No.  Entries can only be submitted through our online portal.

Support by Fingal County Council is gratefully acknowledged.
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