SENTINEL POETRY (ONLINE) #21
ISSN 1479-425X   
August 2004

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NOTTINGHAM OPEN POETRY COMPETITION 2004
Adjudicator: Neil Astley.
Full details from Competition secretary at 38 Harrow Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7DU or
www.nottinghampoetrysociety.co.uk
1st: £300; 2nd: £150; 3rd: £75 plus 10 merit prizes of 1 year subscription the 'Poetry Nottingham'
Deadline: 7th August 2004

THE ARVON INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 2004
details of entry etc. www.arvonfoundation.org
Judges: Jamie McKendrick, Tom Paulin and Jean Sprackland

Back in 1980 Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Philip Larkin and Charles Causley launched the first Arvon International Poetry Competition. Over 35,000 poems were entered and the judges read every single one. This year it is the turn of Jamie McKendrick, Tom Paulin and Jean Sprackland to decide who'll win the £5,000 first prize.
First prize £5,000
Second prize £2,500
Third prize £1,000
Three prizes of £500 each
12th August 2004

THE 16TH ANNUAL FÉILE FILÍOCHTA -
Féile Filíochta Poem of Europe trophy will be awarded by the
Assemblée des Régions d'Europe for the most outstanding poem in the adult categories.
The competition is open to all adults and young people, who may submit up to four poems in each language in their age group. These age groups are: Adult; Young People Under 17; and in the Irish and English languages, a Young People Under 12 category. Entry is free of charge.
This year, entries are invited in Irish, English, German, French,
Italian, Welsh, Spanish, Scottish Gaelic and Swedish.

Multilingual information and entry forms available from our website and further Irish/English entry forms available from:
Féile Filíochta/International Poetry Competition
P.O. Box 6983
Blackrock
Co. Dublin
Ireland
Tel 2781788 Fax 2781792 Website www.dlrcoco.ie/library
For further information, please contact
Natalie Boyce at nboyce@dlrcoco.ie 
or Marian Keyes at mkeyes@dlrcoco.ie
or at the above phone number.
Prize fund of 15,400 euro
Deadline: 28th August 2004.

ESSEX POETRY FESTIVAL 2004,
4TH OPEN POETRY COMPETITION

for poems up to 40 lines long, on any subject.
Adjudicator: Tamar Yoseloff
First Prize £300 2nd prize £50, 3rd prize £20 and 3 runners-up prizes of £10 in the form of book tokens
Winners and Highly commended will be published in an Essex Poetry Competition anthology
Closing date for entries 31st August 2004
Entry forms from John Steer, Essex Poetry Festival Competition, 69 Orchard Croft, Harlow, Essex CM20 3BG. or online at
http://come.to/the-essex-poetry-festival
Deadline: 31st August 2004

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