Irish Aid and The Irish Times have joined up again to promote aspiring, emerging and established writers, to celebrate Africa Day 2017! The short story and poetry competition, which is in its third year, seeks to discover new writing talent, as well as showcase established writers. Interested? Here’s how to get involved:
Writers are invited to submit a short story or poem with an African theme, set in either Ireland or Africa. The Irish Times and Irish Aid are looking for entries in three categories:
- Primary school (maximum word count 250 words)
- Secondary school (maximum word count 1,000 words)
- Adult (maximum word count 2,000 words)
Awards:- The winning entries will be published on www.irishtimes.com on Sunday, 21st May, the same day as the flagship Africa Day event in Dublin. Winners will receive a selection of books to the value of €50 each. There will also be a photographic presentation at The Irish Times.