Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Creative Writing Competition 2010

The Secretary General of the United Nations is summoning world leaders to a meeting on the Millennium Development Goals and you have agreed to address them. What will you say?

Concern Writing CompetitionFive years and counting

In the year 2000, world leaders made eight solemn promises to the developing world. They stated that by the year 2015, key targets in the areas of poverty, health, education and the environment will be achieved.

The challenge

Imagine yourself before the United Nations General Assembly in front of 192 Heads of State. The President of the assembly introduces you to loud applause. The hall goes quiet as they await your words…

Your task

Choose just one of the eight goals and send us the speech you would give to world leaders on it. Remember to be creative!

Here are the categories:


  • Age 12 – 15 years
  • Maximum 1,000 words


  • Age 16 – 18 years
  • Maximum 1,500 words


  • Age 19+
  • Maximum 1,500 words


There will be prizes awarded in each category, with special awards for the best entries from third-level, community and adult education sectors.

  • First prize in each category is a netbook
  • Second prize in each category is an e-reader
  • Third prize in each category is an mp3 player
See here for more

Monday, February 8, 2010

Our Radio Show

Click here for the very excellent Radio Show broadcasted on Sunday last to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. Hope you enjoy...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Honey Fungus on the Radio

We're on the Radio this weekend !! Yes, we'll be guests of honour on Liffey Sound's fabulous weekly writer based radio show "The Sunday Scrapbook". Tune in at 4pm on Sunday to hear us read our work, and discuss the theme "The Life of a Teenager" with Niamh B the presenter (and coincidentally our secretary, who is actually posting up this notification herself - fair play to me :-))
Should be a great show - hope you can join us then.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Listowel - young writers' competition

Kerry County Council Creative Writing Competitions for Youth

Competition Details
Submissions may be in the form of poems, short stories or essays. Name and address of entrant, school and age category should appear on each entry, particularly if submitting more than one entry.


Creative Writing for 9 years and under
Maximum 300 words

Creative Writing for 12 years and under
Maximum 500 words

Creative Writing for 14 years and under
Maximum 500 words

Creative Writing for 16 years and under
Maximum 1,000 words

Creative Writing for 18 years and under
Maximum 1,000 words

Kerry County Council

Entry Fee

1. The Closing Date for receipt of entries is:
Friday 26th February 2010.

2. Entries must not have been previously published.

3. Entries must be typed

4. Please retain a copy, as entries shall not be returned.

5. Please submit your name and contact details on a separate sheet. No indication of the entrant's identity should appear on the competition entry (with the exception of The Kerry County Council Creative Writing Competition for Youth).

6. Entries may be in Irish or in English / Is féidir iontrálacha a bheith i mBéarla nó i nGaeilge.

7. Please identify the specific competition for which you are entering on the outside of the envelope.

8. The appropriate entry fee must be included with each entry; otherwise the entry will not be adjudicated.

9. An unlimited number of entries may be submitted for the competitions with the exception of The Seanchaí/Storytelling competition and The Fiction Slam Competition

10. The adjudicator's verdict is final.

11. Winners only will be notified.

12. No correspondence shall be entered into regarding competition entries.

13. Awards may not be presented where an appropriate standard is not achieved.

14. Writers' Week reserves the right to withhold or to publish winning entries in the publication "Winners' Anthology 2010".

15. Payments can be made by cheque (payable to Writers' Week Ltd) or by Laser/Credit Card (fee of €4 per transaction for Credit Card and fee of €2 for Laser Card). Please do not send cash.

Submit Entries To
Kerry County Council Creative Writing Competitions for Youth
Writers' Week Ltd
24 The Square