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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 competition is an annual online international poetry competition which has won a prestigious reputation for the calibre of both entrants and judges. The competition is open to all those 16 years of age and upwards. We award an overall prize across the board of entries and an emerging prize to a young poet aged between 16-25 years of age.

PRIZES

General category: First Prize €500
Emerging category: €300 (aged 16 – 25 years)

iYeats 2019 dates
• Entry Opens: Tuesday 7th May
• Closing Date for entries: Wednesday 3rd July 11am (GMT) 
• Winners notified by Monday 22nd July
• Results Publicly Announced: Tuesday 23rd July

Please read Terms & Conditions before entering the competition.

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2018 Winners, performed by the writers. 

 

 

iYeats 2018
Judges: Martin Dyar and Grace Wells
Winning poems 2018 here.         

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iYeats 2017
Judges: Jessica Traynor and Billy Ramsey
Winning poems 2017 here.         

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iYeats 2016
Judges: Moya Cannon and Colin Dardis
Winning poems 2016 here.                                                                                                          

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iYeats 2015
Judges: Jane Clarke and Dave Lordan.
Winning poems 2015 here.

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iYeats 2014
Judges: Peter Sirr and Catherine Phil McCarthy.
Winning poems 2014 here.

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iYeats 2013
Judges: Katie Donovan and James Harpur
Winning poems 2013 here.

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iYeats 2012
Judges: Theo Dorgan and Paula Meehan
Winning poems 2012 here.

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iYeats 2011
Judges: Gerald Dawe and Enda Wyley. 
Winning poems 2011 here.

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iYeats 2010
Judges: Vincent Woods and Rita Ann Higgins.
Winning poems 2010 here.

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iYeats 2009
Judges: Niall MacMonagle and Mary Branley
Winning poems 2009 here.