Terms & Conditions

of Entry

Please submit your entries  HERE  via our form.
However, please read our entry requirements below before doing so

1.   Poems can be on any theme related to politics. We accept entries worldwide
2.   The closing date for entries is July 31st 2020, 23:59 your time zone
( The short list and winners to be announced in August. The Anthology Launch and Poetry Prize Weekend Festival will be held at the end of September/October ( dependent on the ongoing public health situation )
3.   First prize: €500
a.   Second Prize: €170
b.   Third prize: €100

4.   A fee of €10.50 is payable per entry ( each entry can contain up to 3 poems )

.   You may submit as many entries as you wish

   Winning and shortlisted poems will be published in our print Anthology
( winners and shortlisters will receive a complimentary copy - see point 12. below for more details )

Payment to enter the competition can be made via the payment button on the ENTRY FORM page
5.  Each poem should be uploaded in docx, doc or pdf format
6a.  Each poem ( if entering more than one ) should have its own docx, doc or pdf file
6b.  Each poem must not exceed 42 lines, and should be typed single-spaced
6c.  Poems should be in either Arial, Times New Roman or Open Sans
6d.  Each doc, docx or pdf file name should be the name of the poem ie: The Tollund Man.docx, Sailing to Byzantium.doc etc
6e.  Each entrant is asked to include a short bio ( in the box provided on the entry form )
7.    The doc, docx or pdf file/s should not contain your name/email address or any identifying information - for anonymising purposes

* Owing to an increasingly large volume of entries to our competitions, poems which do not meet the formatting criteria will unfortunately have to be disqualified *

8.    You may not enter for this year if you have won the previous two competitions
9.    The judge’s decisions are final, and no feedback or critique can be offered
10.   Copyright in poems remains with the authors. Submission of an entry licenses (but does not oblige) Hungry Hill Writing to publish the entry in book form and online, and to read it at a public presentation, in connection with this and other competitions
11.   Entries should be previously unpublished in printed or online format, and should not be currently under consideration for publication or competition elsewhere ( Note that ‘published’ for these purposes includes publication on personal websites and blogs unless the webpage is password-protected. )
12.   The launch of the Competition Anthology will be held as part of our Competition Awards Weekend, in Castletownbere, Co. Cork, Ireland in the Sarah Walker Gallery. This will be at a date to be set in September, where there will be workshops and other events held over that weekend. Select entries will also feature on the Hungry Hill Writing website. The date is to be set, dependent on the current public health situation
13.   Hungry Hill Writing reserves the right to disqualify entries which are reasonably deemed libellous or otherwise actionable under civil or criminal law.  In such cases entry fees will not be refunded