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2014 iYeats poetry competition

The iYeats Poetry competition was launched by the Hawk's Well Theatre in 2009 to mark the 50th Yeats International Summer School and the 70th anniversary of the death of W. B Yeats.  The iYeats Poetry competition is an online national and international poetry competition which has won a prestigious reputation for the calibre of both entrants and judges. There are 2 categories; General (all adults) and Emerging Talent (for poets between the ages of 16 & 25)

The judges for 2014 are Peter Sirr and Catherine Phil MacCarthy. Katie Donovan and James Harpur were the competition judges in 2013. Previous judges have included Theo Dorgan and Paula Meehan (2012) Gerald Dawe & Enda Wyley (2011), Vincent Woods & Rita Ann Higgins (2010) and Niall MacMonagle & Mary Branley (2009). The winning poems are published on the Hawk’s Well website.

First Prize €500
Emerging Prize €300
Commended X2 €50

Entries for  the 2014 competition are now closed.

The closing date for entries was Wednesday 9th of July.

View last year's winning poems here.