dlr Arts hosted a poetry competition and was delighted to receive some amazing entries. The judges had a tough job deciding but I'm sure you will agree selected some very worthy winners. Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and a big congratulations to all our winners!
This project was generously funded by Creative Ireland.
Adult: Judged by Katie Donovan
Winner: Caroline Bracken for Boy on the Edge
Runner Up: Angela Finn for Flower Moon, Redasdale: May 2020
Special Mention to Rody Gorman
Haiku: Judged by Paul Perry
Winner: Frances Browner for Lockdown
Runner Up: Caroline Bracken for West Pier, Dún Laoghaire
Young Adult: Judged by Jessica Traynor
Winner: Eva Coady for The Sky's Ever Changing Colour
Runner Up: Charlie Roycroft Byrne for Ceramics Class
Special Mentions to Kerrie Begley, Alannah Foy and Clodagh Stiobhairt
Under 12's: Judged by Lucinda Jacob
Winner: Eva Valentina Mulvee for The Glass Box
Runner Up: Daniel Grant for The Spirit That Wasn't There
Special Mention to Reuban O'Siochain
To read the winning entries please click here
The judges provided us with some videos with tips for writing poetry. Even though the competition is over these are really helpful for anyone starting to write poetry or wanting to improve their skills.