Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award


The winning poems will be announced at our Awards Ceremony at #WexLitFest18.

Congratulations to all.

The Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award


The Shortlist will be announced 1 OCTOBER 2018

All shortlisted writers will be invited to our Awards Ceremony, November 4, 2pm, in Atheneum, Enniscorthy.





Wexford Literary Festival is delighted to welcome entries to the Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award. Poets are invited to submit up to three poems, up to a maximum of 40 lines, for consideration. Entrants are asked to please read the guidelines below before making their submission.

Click below to pay €10 submission fee and then submit your entry to


Competition Entry
Wex Lit Fest Competition:

  1. There is no restriction on subject matter
  2. The competition is open to people of 18 years and older
  3. Up to three poems per person are permitted
  4. Please submit each poem on a separate PDF or Word document
  5. Competition is open internationally
  6. 1st Prize is €250 plus the crystal award, 2nd €200 and 3rd €100
  7. Entries can be up to and including 40 lines in length
  8. Entries must be the original work of the author and must not have been previously published either in writing or electronically. Entries which have received awards in other competitions are also ineligible
  9. The author’s name and details should only appear on the accompanying email. The author’s name must not appear on the entry submitted.
  10. Entries will be accepted until 1 September. Entries received after this date will not be considered.
  11. The judges’ decision is final and Wexford Literary Festival will not enter into correspondence concerning the judging or merits awarded. The onus is on the author to ensure that their entry complies with the rules of the competition
  12. Entries should be submitted electronically only. Hard copies will not be admissible
  13. Shortlisted writers will be invited to attend the award ceremony on Sunday, November 4th, however, all expenses incurred will be the writer’s own.
  14. While copyright of the poem will remain with the author, Wexford Literary Festival reserves the right to arrange the first publication and broadcast of the selected works. The right to use the stories to further publicise this award is also retained by Wexford Literary Festival. The winning author will agree to have their photograph taken and used for publicity purposes by Wexford Literary Festival
  15. The entry fee of 10 euro (for up to three poems) must be paid via our online payment system