Gerry Boland has emailed me with news of The NEW ROSCOMMON WRITING AWARD 2014 which will be awarded for works in English, on any theme, in any literary form. The competition is open to people of all ages and nationalities,however all must have some connection with the county of Roscommon.They can be living or born there, have gone to school or be working in the county.
The winner will receive a monetary prize of €500, (four runners-up will receive €50 each),and will have their winning entry printed in the Roscommon Herald, the Roscommon People, and be broadcast on Shannonside FM. There is no entry fee, and all entries must be received by 30 September, 2014. Jane Clarke is judging this year's entries.
Find more information at: http://roscommonarts.com/artsoffice/news.htm