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Stories by the Waterside Competition

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Stories by the Waterside Competition

The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) in partnership with Inland Fisheries Ireland, Waterways Ireland, The Heritage Council and The Heritage Officers Programme, is launching a national Storytelling Competition Stories from the Waterside’ / ‘Scéalta Ó Thaobh An Uisce’. The primary objective is to engage our local communities at this time of lockdown and is being promoted on the ground by the Community Water Officers.

The competition is open to all with €4,000 in prizes to be won. Entries are welcomed from across the Island of Ireland and entries may be submitted in either in English or Irish. Stories of 600 words or less and only original and previously unpublished stories.

Closing Date is 31st May 2020.

We encourage online entrants the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) website which is now live: This website includes details of how to enter the competition and the full Terms & Conditions.

Please find below:

  1. Stories from the Waterside – English language flyer (jpg file)
  2. Scéalta Ó Thaobh An Uisce – As Gaeilge (jpg file)
  3. Application Form – which must be filled by all entrants (PDF)


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