SEAN DUNNE – YOUNG POETS’ AWARD 2015 – Closing Date Friday 20th March 2015

Arts Office – Waterford City & County CouncilDUNNE
Oifig Ealaíon Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge
The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council

We are pleased to announce details of this award which is a long term commemorative tribute to the memory of Waterford writer Seán Dunne.
This award continues to promote the work and the vision of the poet, with emerging and aspiring young authors by recognizing their talents in the area of poetry.

The Arts Office is pleased to engage in a workshop programme in various schools in Waterford City & County using the works
of Seán Dunne as inspiration. Should your school be interested in being considered for future workshops please contact
Margaret Organ / Arts Officer on or 058-41416.

Entrants must be aged between 12 and 18 years on or
before the closing date .
All entries require a signature of a parent/guardian or
teacher to be valid for entry. Submission of a written piece
implies the authors acceptance of the rules and
Additional entry forms are available from
Entries will be accepted by post only (no email or online
applications) to:

Seán Dunne Young Poets’ Award,
Waterford City & County Council,
Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Closing date for receipt of entries is:
12 noon Friday 20th March 2015.

This national award is open to young writers between 12
and 18 years who are currently living on the island of
Poetry entries only will be accepted. No more than one
entry should be submitted by any individual.
There is no entry fee or restriction on theme or subject matter.
The selection process will be from entries which have
been previously unpublished or printed (including online).
Entries, which have received awards in other competitions
or which have been submitted elsewhere, are also
All entries should be typed on A4 paper. Entries can be in
the Irish or English language.
The author’s details are to be given on the official entry
form and attached to the entry. None of these details are
to appear on the work being submitted.
The title of the piece is to appear on each page. Please do
not bind, tape or staple your entry, use paper clips only.
The organisers regret that work cannot be returned, so
please make a copy of your entry.
While copyright will remain with the competitor, the Arts
Office, Waterford City & County Council reserves the right
to arrange the first publication and broadcast of the
selected works.
The right to use the stories to further publicise this award
is also retained.


  1. The copyright photograph of Sean in this article belongs to myself. I would appreciate if you credit my name when publishing. Sincerely, Billy macGill

    1. Hi Billy, it was supplied to us in the form of a press release. Can you tell me how it is your copywrite – e.g. was it commissioned for Gallery Press?
      It is our policy to credit all sources correctly when required.
      Yours faithfully – Conor Nolan

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