Win £100 in our Poetry Competition!

The Dan Mulhall Poetry Competition!

Our "Dan Mulhall Poetry Competition" closes on 31st January 2018 and is open to ages 11-16, with the chance to win £100 or a runner up prize of £50! 

The poetry competition is in recognition of Dan Mulhall’s work for the Irish in Britain, and Birmingham in particular

Poetry expresses emotion through verse on all matter of subjects, from current affairs, religion and identity to love, loss and everything in-between. It's a chance to voice opinion, share a memory or dilemma, impart advice, or indulge in writing about something you adore. From ballads and odes to rhymes and free verse, what inspires you?

The competition is open to young writers between the ages of 11-16. Entries are welcome on any topic and written in any format. Entries must be submitted by 31st January 2018 with the winner being notified on 17th March 2018. Entries can be submitted by post or by email to

The winning entry will be chosen by His Excellency the Irish Ambassador to the United States Daniel Mulhall and will receive £100 in book or E-Vouchers, and the Runner up will win £50.

"A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery." James Joyce - Ulysses