Celtic Poetry Contest

About the Celtic Classic

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, Celtic Cultural Alliance announces a Poetry Contest, open to authors of all ages. Poetry awards will be given to the entries that best reflect Celtic culture, arts, history, or literature.

Contest Rules:

  1. Original poems only. No co-authors.
  2. Contest in 3 categories: Children under age 11; Students 12-18; Adults
  3. Each entrant may submit one poem.
  4. Each entry must be submitted on an 8 ½ X 11 sheet of paper.
  5. Each poem must list the poem’s title on the front of the poem.
  6. Include name, age, student’s address and email on back of each poem or on page 2 if electronically submitted to info@celticfest.org.
  7. Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2017. Winners will be chosen by September 16 and notified by September 19.
  8. The awards will be given at Celtic Classic on September 24. Winners and Honorable mentions will be given the opportunity to read their poem or have it read for them on the Heritage Stage at Celtic Classic on September 24. Winners need not be present to win.
  9. Poems may be any style, and any length,
  10. We may ask the permission to publish the 2017 Winning Poems on the Celtic Classic website.

Entries should be electronically submitted or typed and mailed to:
Celtic Cultural Alliance
Poetry Contest
534 Main St.
Bethlehem PA 18018

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons and Honorable Mentions will be award in each of the four levels.

For information, please contact Marcie Mulligan, mmulligan@celticfest.org

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