Got my invitation to the presentation of prizes in the Carnegie Court Hotel Swords on 31st August.
Swords has been a happy hunting ground for me over the past number of years having won the top prize for three years in a row.
I suppose i have as good a chance this year as any other year. I would never dream of commenting on the merits or otherwise of my own work, that is for others so I live in hope. My record in this competition reads
2002 Certificate of Merit
2003 Third Prize
20o4 First prize
2005 First prize
2006 First prize
2007 third prize
2008 Certificate of merit
2009 as Frank Murphy will confirm a drenching on one of the wettest night of the year
2010 First Prize for the third time