Tir na Saor International Poetry Contest.

Tir Na Saor International Poetry Competition

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

Samuel Johnson.


Poetry as an art form predates literacy. Some of the earliest poetry is believed to have been orally recited or sung. Following the development of writing, poetry has since developed into increasingly structured forms, though much poetry since the late 20th century has moved away from traditional forms towards the more vaguely defined free verse and prose poem formats.


Poetry was employed as a way of remembering oral history, story (epic poetry), genealogy, and law. Poetry is often closely related to musical traditions, and much of it can be attributed to religious movements. Many of the poems surviving from the ancient world are a form of recorded cultural information about the people of the past, and their poems are prayers or stories about religious subject matter, histories about their politics and wars, and the important organizing myths of their societies.


Poetry as an art form may predate literacy Thus many ancient works, from the Vedas (1700 - 1200 BC) to the Odyssey (800 - 675 BC), appear to have been composed in poetic form to aid memorization and oral transmission, in prehistoric and ancient societies. Poetry appears among the earliest records of most literate cultures, with poetic fragments found on early monoliths, rune stones and stelae.

Entry To the First Tir Na Saor International Poetry Competition will be open to all members on the 20th August. Please see below for details.


Summary Poetry Contest 2013

OPEN: 20 August 2013

Closes: 30 October 2013

Results: 10 November 2013

Judge: Morgan Freeman

Max Length: 300 words



Prizes Poetry Contest
First Place– The winner will receive a 20% share of the combined entry fees. (All remaining fees will be used to cover the costs associated with the running of the Tir na Saor website and community radio. In the event that the fees collected exceed the costs associated with the running of the site, further prizes will be awarded to participants.

-- The winner will receive a commemorative plaque to mark their achievement.

-- The winner will be awarded the title of Tir na Saor Poet Laureate for a period of one year.


The winning entry will be announced and read out live on Tir na Saors Flag ship Radio Show.



Rules Poetry Contest


  • No entry form is needed. Entry is on-line.


  • You may enter as many times as you wish.


  • The poetry contest is open to people of any nationality writing in English.


  • There is no restriction on theme or style.


  • Poem length is restricted to 300 words.


  • Notification of receipt of entry will be by email.


  • The judges' verdict is final. No correspondence will be entered into.


  • Poems cannot be altered or substituted once they have been entered.


  • Judging is anonymous. Please include a contact email address when submitting your entry, and be sure to title your poem.
  • Entry is taken to be acceptance of these rules.
  • This agreement is binding in honour only and is not intended to be a legally binding document.



Entry Fees Poetry Contest


The cost of an On-line entry is fixed in Euro and the conversion into your local currency will be done automatically by your credit card company according to the current exchange rate.

On-line Entry                                               First Entry                                      Subsequent Entry
                                                                                   €10.00                                                      €5.00


How to Enter Poetry Contest

You can enter on-line Only.

How to Enter On-line

To enter on-line, please click on the donate button (below this paragraph) and donate the amount of funds required in line with the amount of poems you are submitting. In the pay-pal comments section please include the words, “Poetry Contest,” and do provide a contact email address, preferably the one linked to your pay-pal account, along with the title/titles of your poem/poems.




Once you have donated the required entry fee, please send your submissions via email to morganfreeman@safe-mail.net (please make sure your submission is titled.) A Conformation email will be sent as soon as your payment has been confirmed.

May the muses bless you, good luck, and Gods speed.

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