Over €3,000 in cash prizes to be won in Metro Éireann’s 4th annual Intercultural Writing Competition
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Metro Éireann and Duke University’s Kenan Institute of Ethics invite young writers living in Ireland to submit original works to their fourth annual Intercultural Writing Competition. 

Over €3,000 in prizes is available for writers aged between 14 and 21 examining the challenges of Ireland’s multicultural diversity.

Submissions are due by midnight on Sunday 29 July and may be one of the following: a short story of no more than 2,000 words; a novel extract of no more than 2,000 words; or a selection of poetry comprising no more than five poems.

Prizes of €800 and €400 will be awarded to the winners and runners-up respectively in two age categories: 14 to 17 and 18 to 21. There will also be a prize for the overall Spirit of Intercultural Ethics winner. The winning submissions may be published in Metro Éireann at a later date.

Judges will select winners and runners-up according to the following criteria: engagement with the themes of ethics and intercultural diversity; creativity and originality; organisation and structure; impact on the reader; and initiative of beginning writers.

Winners will be recognised at an awards ceremony on 3 August.

Workshop sessions will be held in Dublin on Sunday 15 and Saturday 21 July for entrants seeking guidance with their writing. Places are available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information on the workshops and how to enter the competition, see Metro Éireann’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/MetroEireann, email info@metroeireann.com, contact Santiago Gonzalez-Boneta at 087 322 2831 or Chinedu Onyejelem at 01 878 3441 Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.
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