We are delighted to announce that, along with the €1000 prize, a PERPETUAL TROPHY cast in bronze and created by renowned sculptor Jackie McKenna will be presented to our winning poet by the inaugural winner of The Dermot Healy International Poetry competition, Patrick Deeley. A plaque on the bronze will be engraved with the poets name and the year in which they won. The winning poet will then be invited to the award ceremony the following year to present the trophy to the new winner. The bronze will be unveiled on the night of the award and is being kept top secret until then.

Five Glens Arts Festival's photo.