Deadline 7th April


Poets Meet Politics
Open Poetry Competition

Hungry Hill Writing

Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition

Conditions of Entry

Please read below before submitting your entry

1. Poems are to be on any theme related to politics.

2. The closing date for entries is April 7th 2017.

3. There will be a first prize of €500.

4. Up to three poems may be submitted per entry.
You may submit as many entries as you wish.

5. A fee of €10 is payable per entry (of up to three poems ) 
Payment should be made via the PayPal button at the bottom of this page.

6 a.Each poem should be uploaded in PDF format.
Other file types can no longer be accepted, for formatting reasons.

6 b.Each poem must not exceed 40 lines, and should be typed single-spaced.

6 c.Poems must be in either Arial, Times New Roman or Open Sans font.

6 d. The PDF file name should be the name of the poem ie: my poem.pdf

7. The PDF file 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 have to be disqualified.

Enter via the form on the Hungry Hill website:

8. You may not enter for this year if you have won either of 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 Entries should be previously unpublished in printed or online format, and should not be currently under consideration for publication or competition elsewhere.( Note that ‘published’ for these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. Winning and shortlisted poems will be featured at the launch of the competition anthology, which will be held in Castletownbere, Co. Cork on the 3rd June 2017 and published in a printed anthology and/or on the Hungry Hill Writing website.

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.