Goldsmith Festival Poetry Competition 2024

Kindly Sponsored by Nally Bros Ballymahon

First Prize €600, Second Prize €250, Third Prize €150

ADJUDICATOR: Eugene O’Connell

Please Read the Rules below before submitting your entry

Please Enter Your Name Below and proceed to payment

Your €10 entry fee will allow you to enter 3 poems

Enter your name in the box

Postal Entries accompanied by fee can be sent to:

Mr. William Flanagan

Sec. Goldsmith Festival




Co. Westmeath

N37 Y277


Goldsmith Festival Poetry Competition 2024 Rules

  1. The competition opens on January 14, 2024. Final deadline for entries is midnight Sunday May 5th 2024.
  2. All poems must be in the English language.
  3. All poems must be the original work of the entrant and not previously published in any form, including appearing on the internet, self-published, broadcast or accepted for publication or appearing in a previous competition. Translations are not eligible.
  4. Poems must not exceed 70 lines.
  5. Entrants are free enter as many times as desired but each one entry is for three poems per €10 entry fee.
  6. Only one entry (3 poems) and one fee can be made at a time.
  7. Poems can only be submitted using the form provided or by post. Please do not upload or send pdf or word documents.
  8. The name of the entrant must NOT appear within the poem submission box or as part of the poems themselves or any identifier within the poem.
  9. All poems are judged anonymously and the judge will read all entries. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. No amendments can be made to poems once they have been submitted and entries cannot be returned.
  11. Copyright will remain with the competitor, but the Goldsmith Festival Committee reserves the right to arrange publication on its website and/or in festival publications and/or to broadcast selected poems, as it sees fit.
  12. Prize winners will be informed a week in advance of the prizegiving and will be afforded the opportunity to read their winning poem at “Poetry at Pallas” on Sunday June 2nd.