Calling all artists, photographers, designers and poets! Boyle Arts Festival invites you to enter two creative competitions in the run up to this summer’s spectacular festival- The Open Art Exhibition and Poetry Competition.
Providing a forum for artists to display their work, Boyle Arts Festival Open Art Exhibition has grown to attract entries from all over Ireland, the West being particularly strongly represented. The work is selected on merit and entries have been selected from part-time, full-time and occasional artists, giving a unique blend and standard of excellence. Entrants are judged for three overall prizes, as well as a prize for ‘The Most Promising Artist Under 25′.
The overall winner will be presented with the Sue Hill Perpetual Trophy. Entries will be accepted in any medium, to a maximum of 3 per person. If you would like to take part, works should be brought to the Church of Ireland School, Boyle (on the same road as the Garda Station and opposite the Family Life Centre) on:
* Friday, 3rd July between 4pm & 6pm.
* Saturday, 4th July between 3pm & 5pm.
If you are more of a writer, Boyle Arts Festival Poetry Competition is the ideal opportunity to showcase your work and explore the world of words. You can enter as many poems as you like but all work must be the unpublished, original work of the author. An Entry Form must accompany the work and this can acquired by emailing [email protected] or you can download it from our site. This year’s competition will be judged by poet and writer, Joseph Woods who has judged numerous literary prizes including the Salmon Poetry Publication Prize, Irish Times/Poetry Now Prize, the International Strokestown Prize, Cúirt New Writing Prize and the Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Competition.
Full entry details for both competitions are available on our website www.boylearts.com.
The nationally renowned Boyle Arts Festival will begin on Thursday, July 23rd and continue until Saturday August 1st. It promises a very exciting and diverse programme of events, including an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, drama, film, free family events, workshops, storytelling, readings and much more. All just 30 minutes from Sligo! For regular updates and competitions, check in with us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @boyle_arts.