8th Ó Bhéal International Five Words Poetry Competition

8th Ó Bhéal International Five Words Poetry Competition


At around noon each Tuesday (GMT), from 14th of April 2020 until the 26th of January 2021, five words are posted on the Ó Bhéal Five Words competition page. Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that include all five words given for the week.

The competition runs for 41 weeks, until the last week of January. A prize of 750 euros will be awarded to the winner, 500 euros for second place and 250 euros for third place and if available the three winners will be invited to read at Ó Bhéal’s anniversary event on April 12th 2021 (an additional travel fee of 100 euro plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this). The judge for this competition is Grace Wells.

Follow the link for submission guidelines:


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