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   Competition Rules: Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize 2016
    Closing date for receipt of entries is 31 December 2016.
    The name of the author must not appear on the same page as the poem.
    It’s not a requirement, but we strongly advise you to purchase a copy of The Moth.
    You can write on any subject and there is no line limit. 
    Entries must be in English, typed, with each entry on a new sheet.
    Entries will not be returned, so make sure you keep a copy.
    No corrections can be made after receipt, or fees refunded.
    The Prize is open to anyone.
    Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published
    online or broadcast.
    You can enter as as many poems as you like (at a cost of €12 per poem).
    Entry fee is €12 per poem 
    Online payment should be made to enquiries@themothmagazine.com via PayPal.
    Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’, with the sender's name and   
    address on the back.
    We can only accept postal orders from Ireland. 
    Postal entries can also be paid in cash (either in US dollars, Sterling or Euros at the current exchange rate).
    Receipt of entry
    Enclose a stamped addressed postcard marked 'ACKNOWLEDGEMENT' if you require acknowledgement of 
    receipt of your postal entry (include international reply coupon if entering from overseas).
    Online entries are confirmed by the email receipt of your payment to PayPal.
    Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but The Moth will have the unrestricted right to  
    publish the winning poems in the March 2017 issue and any relevant promotional material.
    The judge’s decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into.
    1st €10,000
    3 runner-up prizes of €1,000
    The shortlisted writers will be notified by the end of February 2017.
    The shortlisted poems will be published in the March 2017 issue of The Moth.
    The winner will be announced at a special award ceremony in the spring of 2017.
    Entry implies acceptance of all the rules. Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in

    Print ENTRY FORM, fill in and then post with fee and entry to:
    The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize
    c/o The Moth
    Ardan Grange
    Co. Cavan


    Enter ONLINE.
    Good luck!