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Conditions of Entry to the Frances Browne Literary Festival Competition 2021

• Entrants may submit an unlimited number of poems, in any of the categories, English, Irish or Ulster Scots and each poem must be accompanied by a fee of €5 (£4 sterling or $5). We accept Euros, Sterling, US or Canadian dollars only. Personal cheques (made out to Frances Browne Poetry Competition) or postal orders in Euros or Sterling are accepted. Otherwise payment should be in the form of a banker's draft or an international money order.
• All poems must be the unpublished, original work of a living author. Poems must not have been previously published, self-published, published on a website or broadcast.
• The poems must be typed or very clearly written in black ink on one side of the paper only.
• The poems, and payment, should be firmly attached to the entry form. The name of the entrant must not appear on the poems themselves.
•  No alterations can be made to the poem once it has been submitted, and it is regretted that no entries can be returned.
• The judges' decisions are final and no correspondence can be entered into regarding those decisions.
•  The judges' shortlists will be announced in the  Finn Valley Voice on 29th September 21, and the prizes will be announced and awarded during a prizegiving ceremony in Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar, Co Donegal, on Friday 8th October 21. Shortlisted competitors are invited to attend the prize-giving, and each will be invited to read a selection of his/her work at the ceremony. 
• Copyright will remain with the competitor, but the Finn Valley Voice in association with the Frances Browne Poetry Competition  reserves the right to arrange first publication or broadcast of selected poems as it sees fit.
Submission of a poem implies the competitor's acceptance of the conditions set out above.