Closing date 12 noon Wed 16th of March.

The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council is currently accepting entries for the Seán Dunne Young Poets’ Award 2016 which is a long term commemorative tribute to the memory of Waterford writer Seán Dunne.

This national award is open to young writers between the ages of 12 and 18 years living in Ireland. There is no entry fee or any restriction on the theme or subject matter.

The winning poet will be presented with €500 and a mentoring session with an established Irish poet during the Waterford Writers Weekend in May 2016. The closing date for receipt of entries is 12 noon on Wednesday 16th March 2016. An entry form and the full entry conditions can be downloaded from the Arts Section of or by contacting  the Arts Office on 058/41416.

Arts Officer, Margaret Organ urged young writers to submit entries as the 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 and the local authority has this national award as an integral part of the Waterford Writers Weekend.

The Arts Office gratefully acknowledges the Arts Council with their backing of Waterford’s literature programme and also the support of the Dunne family.



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