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Bare Hand International Poetry & Photography Competition 2012

The winning poems and photographs of the competition will be turned into a beautiful postcard and will be distributed to leading independent bookshops in Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Melbourne, Sydney, Toronto & Vancouver. They’ll be free so people can just pick them up!

There will be two winners in each category - two poems and two photographs - so two different postcards will be created. 2000 of each will be made sent all around the world. The winning entries will also be published on the Bare Hand Poetry website also.

The theme is BARE HANDS



Entries are €4 for one entry. Multiple entries are accepted. 

To pay simply click the BUY NOW button on http://barehandspoetry.tumblr.com/

All competition entries should be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Poetry entries

Poems must be unpublished and not be entered into any other competition. Poems should be no longer than 20 lines long (has to fit on the postcard!) Send your poem within the body of an email (no attachments please). Put your name at the end of the poem. Mark the subject field COMPETITION ENTRY POETRY. 

Photography entries

Photographs must not have appeared in any online or print journal. Put your name in the body of an email. Attach your entry as a jpeg and mark the subject field COMPETITION ENTRY PHOTOGRAPHY.

The winners will be announced at the end of March. 

Postcards will be created and distributed in May!



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