Terms & Conditions

of Entry

Please submit your entries  HERE via our form.
However, please read our entry requirements below before doing so

1.   Poems can be on any theme related to politics. We accept entries worldwide
2.   The closing date for entries is June 29th 2022, 23.59 (your time zone)
( The short list and winners to be announced in July/August. The Anthology Launch and Poetry Prize Weekend Festival will be held at a date to be announced, dependent on the ongoing public health situation )
3.   First prize: €500
a.   Second Prize: €200
b.   Third prize: €100
4.   A flat fee of €11.75 is payable - with this, you can upload up to three poems

Hungry Hill Writing is a non-profit organisation and all income from our entry fees goes to cover the prizes awarded, the cost of the guest judge, the anthology creation and printing. The prizewinners and finalists award weekend and anthology launch is paid for entirely by core members of the Hungry Hill Writing group.

5.   You may submit as many times as you wish
Payment can be made via the payment button on the ENTRY FORM page
6a.  Each poem should be uploaded in pdf format ( though doc or docx are also acceptable )
6b.  Each poem ( if entering more than one ) should have its own pdf ( doc or docx ) file
6c.  Each poem must not exceed 42 lines, and should be typed single-spaced
6d.  Poems should be in either Arial, Times New Roman or Open Sans
6e.  Each pdf ( doc or docx ) file name should be the name of the poem ie: The Tollund Man.pdf, Sailing to Byzantium.docx etc
6f.  Entries cannot include any images or illustrations
7.    The pdf ( doc/docx ) file/s should not contain your name/email address or any identifying information - for anonymisation purposes

* Owing to an increasingly large volume of entries to our competitions, poems which do not meet the formatting criteria will automatically be disqualified in the pre-judging phase *

8.    You may not enter for this year if you have won the previous two competitions
9.    The judge’s decisions are final, and no feedback or critique can be offered
10.   Copyright in poems remains with the authors. Submission of an entry licenses (but does not oblige) Hungry Hill Writing to publish the entry in book form and online, and to read it at a public presentation, in connection with this and other competitions
11.   Entries should be previously unpublished in printed or online format, and should not be currently under consideration for publication or competition elsewhere ( Note that ‘published’ for these purposes includes publication on personal websites and blogs unless the webpage is password-protected. )
12.   Winning and shortlisted poems will be featured at the launch of the competition anthology, which will be held as part of our competition weekend, in Castletownbere, Co. Cork, Ireland in the Sarah Walker Gallery. This will be at a date to be set, where there will be workshops and other events held over that weekend. Select entries will also feature on the Hungry Hill Writing website
13.   Hungry Hill Writing reserves the right to disqualify entries which are reasonably deemed libellous or otherwise actionable under civil or criminal law.  In such cases entry fees will not be refunded