- Poem – Robert Leslie Boland Award (50 lines max.)
- Short Story – The Quiet Man Maurice Walsh Award (2500 words max.)
- Dán (50 línte ar a mhéad) no Gearrscéal (2500 focal ar a mhéad) as Gaeilge – Duais Phadhraig Liath Ó Conchubhair
- The Chrissie Nolan Creative Writing Award.
- Creative Writing for Children – Poem or Short Story, Entries in Irish or English (Poem 50 lines max. Short story 1000 words max.)
Fees: €10 for Adults, €5 for children, for up to 3 entries.
Cheque or postal order to the address below, payable to Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival.
Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival, Loughanes, Lisselton, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Please put the category of your entry at the top of the page.
Please put your name and contact details on a separate sheet and not on your poem or short story. If using email, please include your name and contact details in a separate attachment.
Please type your entries and print on one side of paper only.
Prizes: All adult competitions carry a First Prize of €150, Second Prize €100 and 3rd prize €50. Children’s prizes in the form of book tokens – First Prize of €100, Second Prize €75 and 3rd prize €50.
The competitions will be judged anonymously by Kerry Writer-in-Residence, Annemarie Ní Churreáin.
The judge’s verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
Please note: All competitions close on February 28th, 2018 at 5 p.m.