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Entries Invited for Cecil Day Lewis Literary Awards

Entries Invited for Cecil Day Lewis Literary Awards

FINAL REMINDER: Closing date for entries: Tue 25th March 2014

Entries are invited from all primary and secondary schools in County Kildare.

The competition consists of students entering under the various sections: - Short Story, Poetry and (One Act Play for secondary schools only). Students can submit one entry under each section if they wish. 

The competition, organised by Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, celebrates the connection between the celebrated poet and the South Kildare area. C.D Lewis was Professor of Poetry at Oxford from 1951-1956. A talented and humorous man, he wrote in An Italian Visit, parodies on poets ranging from Hardy to Dylan Thomas. His autobiography was published in 1960 and in 1966, he was awarded Poet Laureate. 

Trophies, Book tokens and Certificates are given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each category. We also award Highly Commended certificates.

Closing date for entry no later than Tuesday 25th March 2014 

Notice of winners emailed/posted to schools: Week 28th April 2014

This year’s award ceremony which will take place Thursday evening 8th May 2014 at Athy Heritage Centre-Museum.

Download Form for Primary School Pupils

Download Form for Secondary School Pupils

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