Awards

Trish's notebook

Literary Award 

  • The Leitrim Guardian Literary Award for Poetry, 2018.
  • The Leitrim Guardian Literary Award for Poetry, 2017.

Third Prize 

  • Forty Words Poetry Competition, The Bangor Literary Journal, 2019.

Highly Commended

  • Bailieborough Poetry Prize 2018.
  • Sixth Bangor Poetry Competition 2018, The Bangor Literary Journal in conjunction with the Aspects Literary Festival.

Commended

Shortlisted 

  • Trim Poetry Competition 2021
  • The Allingham Poetry Competition, 2019.
  • Songs of Lenin and McCarthy, Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2019.
  • Percy French Prize, Strokestown International Poetry Festival, 2019.
  • Aurivo / North West Words 2018.
  • North West Words/Donegal Creameries 2017.

Longlisted

  • Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition, 2021.
  • Eighth Bangor Poetry Competition 2020, The Bangor Literary Journal.
  • Fish Publishing Poetry Prize, 2020, Judge: Billy Collins.
  • Forty Words Poetry Competition, The Bangor Literary Journal, 2020.
  • Seventh Bangor Poetry Competition 2019, The Bangor Literary Journal in conjunction with the Aspects Literary Festival.
  • Over the Edge, New Writer of the Year, 2013.    

Pushcart Nomination  

  • Borderlines, from Borderlines Stickleback, Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2020.

Bursaries, Sponsorship & Other Awards

  • Course Bursary for the Irish Writers Centre 2021, funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
  • Travel Award, Support For The Individual Artist, 2019/2020, Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s National Lottery Fund.
  • General Art Award, Support For The Individual Artist, 2019, Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s National Lottery Fund.
  • Bursary, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, 2019, funded by Fermanagh & Omagh DC.
  • Professional Membership of the Irish Writers Centre 2019 & 2020, funded by the Arts Council Northern Ireland and The National Lottery.
  • Bursary, John Hewitt International Summer School, 2016 & 2018, funded by JHS & Fermanagh & Omagh DC. My first blog post is about surviving the Summer School in 2016.
  • One-to-One Mentoring, 2018. Irish Writers Centre. Funded by the Arts Council Northern Ireland and The National Lottery.