Tuesday, March 03, 2015

It's Cecil Day Lewis competition time

It’s that time of year for students from Primary and Secondary schools in County Kildare to start writing their short stories and poetry to enter into the Annual Cecil Day Lewis Literary Awards Competition

The competition consists of students entering under the various sections — Short Story & Poetry Students can submit one entry under each section if they wish.

The competition celebrates the connection between the celebrated poet and the South Kildare area. Cecil Day 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 and 3rd in each category. Highly Commended certificates are also awarded. Closing date for entry is no later than Friday 27 March 2015.