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Waterford City Council offers an award of €300 as a nation-wide junior writing award.
Extracts of the winning entries may be read during the Waterford Writers’ Festival in March. Each entrant is invited to the presentation of the Waterford City Council Seán Dunne Young Writers’ Awards in Garter Lane on March 18, 2011
The Categories are:
Poetry (Maximum 40 lines and 1000 words)
Prose (Fiction/Non-fiction, Maximum 2000 words)
Drama/Screenplays (Maximum 5000 words)
There is no entry fee, but no more than two pieces can be submitted by any individual.
Deadline: January 20, 2011.
National Entries (Junior)
For the National Junior Sean Dunne Young Writers’ Awards, entries will be accepted from writers who are between the ages of 12 and 16 years by January 31, 2011 and who were born, or are resident in, Ireland.
In the event of a writer being eligible for more than one award it is important to note that a separate piece/s of writing must be submitted for each award.
Postal address for entries:
Seán Dunne Young Writers’ Awards,
The Arts Office,
Waterford City Council,