$1200 In Prizes in Poetry/Writing Competition At The Wake Forest IrishFest Offered By The GJCAE and Tir Na oNg

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The First IrishFest in Wake Forest at Festival Park Offers Over $1200 in Prizes Honoring the Lives of Andrew Britton and Graham Johnson. Winners Announced At IrishFest Festival on Sept. 26 at Festival Park, home of family friendly festivals.

The first annual Wake Forest IrishFest festival will be held at Festival Park, http://www.festivalpark.org, Wake Forest, NC. To help celebrate WakeForest's national and international reputation for fostering the Arts, two writing competitions have been incorporated - a short story contest and a poetry contest. These competitions are in proud and loving memory of two young men who shared a passion for writing. They left behind a rich legacy of the written word. So we are proud, in their honor, to add the following events to the inaugural Wake Forest IrishFest Festival: The Andrew Britton Short Story Competition & The Graham Johnson Poetry Competition, http://www.gjcae.org.

The Rules

  •      No entry form is needed. Entry is by post, or by email if required.
  •      You can make as many different entries as you like, in either or both competitions. $15 per story; $10 per poem.
  •      There is no restriction on theme or style, and all are welcome.
  •      Entries should be submitted on standard A4 paper, double spaced type, and with no name showing on script.
  •      Maximum 2,000 words for the short stories; maximum 50 lines for the poems.
  •      The winning stories and poems must not have been published previously.
  •      The judges' verdict is final.
  •      No correspondence will be entered into once work has been submitted.
  •      Stories or poems cannot be altered or changed after they have been entered.
  •      Both competitions are open to writers of any nationality writing in English.

THE ANDREW BRITTON SHORT STORY COMPETITION

The Short Story Competition is in honor of Andrew Britton. Andrew was extremely proud of his Irish heritage. Please visit his website: AndrewBrittonBooks.com

1st Prize includes $500 Cash, plus dinner for two at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, and a conference with Linda Cashdan from The Word Process. Linda provides excellent editorial guidance for writers - Andrew found her advice invaluable throughout his writing career. The winning story will also be published on AndrewBrittonBooks.com.

2nd Prize includes $200 cash, plus $100 in bookstore gift vouchers, and a dinner for two at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub.

3rd Prize includes $100 in bookstore gift vouchers, and a $50 gift card to the Tir Na Nog Irish Pub.

Entry Fee is $15 per story. Entries should be sent to:

Annie Nice .
1417-B, Wake Forest Road,
Raleigh, NC 27604.

Annienice777 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Make sure you include your email address and contact information, plus check or money order for $15, made payable to: The Andrew Britton Foundation.

ALL entries must be received before 9/21/09, September 21, 2009.

Winners will be announced at The Festival on September 26th at 5pm. (All winners will also receive copies of Andrew Britton's books.)

The judges include Adrian Rice, Belfast poet & founder of Abbey Press, Ireland, and Professor Gary Crites, literature expert from Duke University, Chapel Hill.

THE GRAHAM JOHNSON POETRY COMPETITION

The Poetry Competition is in honor of Graham Johnson. Please visit Joe O'Keefe's Video Memorial,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwe0g-27ukI.

1st Prize includes $250 Cash, dinner for two at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, and a conference with Belfast poet, Adrian Rice.

2nd Prize includes $100 cash, and a dinner for two at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub.

3rd Prize includes $50 in bookstore gift vouchers, and a $50 gift card to the Tir Na Nog Irish Pub.

Entry Fee is $10 per poem. Entries should be sent to:

Annie Nice .
1417-B, Wake Forest Road,
Raleigh, NC 27604.

Annienice777 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Make sure you include your email address and contact information, plus check or money order for $10, made payable to: The Graham Johnson Endowment Fund or GJCAE.

ALL entries must be received before 9/21/09 - September 21, 2009..

Winners will be announced at The Festival on September 26th at 5pm. (All winners will also receive signed copies of Adrian Rice's books.)

The judges include Adrian Rice, Belfast poet & founder of Abbey Press, Ireland, and Professor Gary Crites, literature expert from Duke University, Chapel Hill.

For Additional Information or Questions call Elizabeth Johnson @ 800-937-3993 or email at ejohnson (at) medfaxxinc (dot) com.

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