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Saturday, September 8, 2012

New poetry competition

From Barney Sheehan and the good people at the White House

White House Limerick Poetry presents the Desmond O'Grady Poetry Competition, open to all poets from all around the world.
Each poet can submit up to three poems.
Poems must be unpublished.
Closing date: 31st October 2012

A shortlist of 40 poems will be selected by the judges and author poets are invited to read them during November 2012 (10 per evening) at the White House Limerick Poetry Open Mic that takes place every Wednesday at White House Bar in Limerick, Ireland. Poets that cannot come to the live readings, due to distance or other impediments, can read their poems in video conference over the internet or can submit a recorded video or, if they are technology shy, can nominate someone to read in their place.

Judges will select 10 finalists that are invited to read that their poems at the Final Competition Celebration at the beginning of December in Limerick.
During the Final Competition Celebration the winner will be presented with Desmond O'Grady Trophy.
Entries can be submitted online http://www.desmondogrady.com/poetrycompetition.html
While online submission is preferred, postal submissions are accepted at the following address:
Desmond O'Grady Poetry Competition
White House Bar
52, O'Connell Street

Please provide Name, Surname, Telephone number and Address, otherwise entries cannot be accepted.

For any queries e-mail us at DesmondOGradyPoetryCompetition@gmail.com or phone us at 00353-86-8657494

Dare I say it but it seems that this competition may be free. Shock! Horror!

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