Book Awards & Writing Competitions - Ireland

Literary contests from Ireland

Anthology Short Story Award

Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication, this short story award is open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Stories submitted must be on the t...

    Limerick,   IE

Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards are a set of industry-recognition awards set up by a coalition of Irish booksellers in 2007. The awards are owned by Irish Book Awards Ltd, a not-for-profit company presided over by a board comprising representatives from founding members Eason & Son Ltd, Ar...

    ,   IE

Caterpillar Poetry Prize

The Caterpillar is delighted to announce its inaugural poetry prize - for a single poem written by an adult for children (aged 7-11). What we are looking for is a stand-out poem to which we can award a prize of €1,000 to celebrate the richness of children’s writing.

The Priz...

    Cavan, Co. Cavan   IE

Cuirt New Writing Prize

Poetry entries must consist of 3 poems under 50 lines each. Fiction pieces may be up to 2000 words. Entries in both English and Irish are welcome.

Young Cuirt is for ages 12-17. Entries are welcome in poetry and fiction. The winner will receive €100 cash prize and they will have the opportu...

    Galway City,   IE

Kerry County Council Creative Writing for Youth Competitions

Submissions may be in the form of poems, short stories or essays. One entry only per youth.

Creative Writing for 9 years and Under (Max word count 300 words)
Creative Writing for 12 years and Under (Max word count 500 words)
Creative Writing for 14 years and Under (Max word count 500...

    Kerry,   IE

Moth International Short Story Prize

The Prize is open to everyone, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There is a 6,000 word limit. ...

    Cavan, Co. Cavan   IE