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The National Children's literary festival at Listowel Writers' Week aims to encourage children of all ages to discover and engage with the world of literature and arts. We aim to present an annual program of events that are educational, inspiring and accessible to children and their families. (Most importantly we aim to have fun!)

Our Full Children's Programme 2016 will be announced in the New Year. Please see below details of our Creative Writing Competitions for Youth. Enter NOW!

ENTER OUR CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITIONS FOR YOUTH

Closing Date for Receipt of ALL entries is 3rd March 2016

 

Kerry County Council Creative Writing Competitions for Youth

Prize Fund:                €1,500            

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF Entries is 3rd March 2016

Categories:

Creative Writing for 9 years and under. (Maximum word-count 300).

Creative Writing for 12 years and under. (Maximum word-count 500).

Creative Writing for 14 years and under.  (Maximum word-count 500).

Creative Writing for 16 years and under. (Maximum word-count 1,000).

Creative Writing for 18 years and under. (Maximum word-count 1,000).

A Limerick for all age groups up to 18 years.

(Please include word-count on each entry)

Submissions may be in the form of poems, short stories or essays. One entry per person, the name, address, age and school should appear on each entry.  Where a school is submitting a number of entries from various students, the name, address, age and school must appear on every entry.

This Competition cannot be entered online only through the post.

For Competition Rules click HERE

Entry Fee:                  Free

Adjudicators:             Listowel Writers’ Week Editorial Board

Sponsor:                     Kerry County Council

 

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Creative Writing for Special Educational Needs

Prize Fund:  €350

Category: Short Story or Short Poem

14 Years and under

18 Years and under

This competition is open to anyone who is receiving Special Education at School.

This Competition cannot be entered online only through the post.

For Competition Rules click HERE

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF Entries is 3rd March 2016

Entry Fee:  FREE

Adjudicators: Listowel Writers’ Week Editorial Board

Sponsors: Robert & Olive Pierse