Trish Groves from Trócaire speaking at the 2013 Poetry Competition awards ceremony highlights the power of words in the work for justice.
The second Trócaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition had the theme ‘Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s World’
The competition was judged by John F. Deane, Éamonn Meehan and Mary Shine Thompson.
Prizes for different categories include choices such as a stay at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, a year’s subscription to Poetry Ireland Review, professional feedback on your poetry through Poetry Ireland’s Critical Assessment Service and, for younger entrants, the prizes range from a Kindle to book tokens and a visit to your school by an author.
Word of the competition spread to Zimbabwe, where a parallel poetry project for young people was run through Trócaire’s office there.