pRIMARY SCHOOL ART COMPETITION - DEADLINE October 20th 2017

PRIMARY SCHOOL SHORT STORY & POETRY COMPETITIONS - deadline october 20th 2017

SECONDARY SCHOOL FICTION & POETRY COMPETITIONS - DEADLINE october 20th 2017

The wait is finally over! The judges had a very difficult task this year as the quality of entries was exceptionally high, but we also received many more entries in both Poetry and Fiction than usual. It's clear that our literary future is in safe hands. Congratulations to all the winners, and well done to all who took part.

We look forward to seeing you at the awards ceremony in the Abbey Arts Centre on Saturday Nov. 11th at 1.30 pm(please note, the Primary School awards will take place at 12.00pm). 

UNDER 13 POETRY 

  1. 'Waterhen' by Sean Livesley, St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.

  2. 'Love and Loss' by Olivia Diver, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.

  3. 'Warnings' by Emma Couley, Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Highly Commended

         'Friends' by Megan Doherty, St. Columba’s Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.    

         'Do You Know That Feeling' by Alisha Crawford, St. Columba’s, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.  

         'War' by Caitlyn Ellison, Royal Grammar School, Enniskillen.             

        ' Smile' by Ashley Beaumont,  Royal Grammar School, Enniskillen.     

 

UNDER 15 POETRY 

  1. 'Lough Melvin' by Ben Kelly, St. Michael’s College, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

  2. 'Kneeling' by Órnath Ní Fheargaile, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.

  3. 'Water' by Tom Blake, St. Michael’s College, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. 

 HIGHLY COMMENDED 

           'The Earth' by Tommy Fitzpatrick, St. Michael’s, Enniskillen.        

           'What Age Are You?' by Aoife O Riordan, Crana College,  Buncrana, Co. Donegal. 

 

UNDER 19 POETRY 

  1. 'Uncle' by Luíseach Alexander, Killygordon, Co. Donegal. 

  2. 'To A Scarlet Woman' by Evie Lunn,  Mercy College, Sligo.                  

  3. 'Shoulder to Shoulder' by Lucy Breslin, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.   

HIGHLY COMMENDED 

'You' by Klaudia Ptasinska, Collooney, Co. Sligo.       

'Nothing Lasts Forever' by Javeria Ramzan, Heather View, Sligo.              

'The School Corridor' by Bethan Seymour, Enniskillen Royal Grammar.      

 

UNDER 13 FLASH FICTION 

  1. 'The Note' by Ella O Connor, Collooney, Co. Sligo.  

  2. 'Awake' by Maeve Coyle, Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. 

  3. 'Crime Scene' by Kate McGarry, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. 

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED 

'Oscar Abercrombie' by Anna Louisa McCurren, Enniskillen Royal Grammar.  

'A Walk in the Woods' by Sorcha Feehilly, Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon. 

'The Escape' by Cian O Donnell, Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.   

 

UNDER 15 FLASH FICTION 

  1. 'You Already Have' by Aoife Devlin, Ursuline College Sligo.

  2. 'The Negotiator' by Harry Rees, Enniskillen Royal Grammar School. 

  3. 'Grandparents' Day' by Molly Lavelle, Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. 

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED 

                      'Get Even' by Nadine Melly, Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.      

                      'The Battle for the Best' Maebh Kelly, Burnfoot, Co. Donegal.    

                      'A Day for the Ducks' by Amy Carney, Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

                      'Fatherly Love' by Katie White, Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.    

                      'On the Edge' by Amy Gallagher, Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.  

 

UNDER 19 FLASH FICTION 

  1. 'Green (James)' by Emma Elliott, Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, Co. Fermanagh

  2. 'Come On Johnny' by Niamh Messenger, Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon Co. Donegal.   

  3. 'The Calamity of Christmas' by Caoimhe Doherty-Craig, Coláiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. 

HIGHLY COMMENDED 

                     'The North' by Eva McIntyre, Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.     The North 

                     'Tír Gan Anam' by Laura Ní Dhúibhir, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dhobhair, Co. Donegal.   

                    'Yet Another Day' by Andrea Mihoc, Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.  

                    'Compliance' by P.J. McKinney, Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.         

                    'The Adoption' by Catherine Sweeney, Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.  

                    'Waves' by Darragh Harkin, Clonmany, Co. Donegal.           

                                       

 

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