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LIMERICK CONTEST ****** UPDATED***** Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: JAN ALLISON

Contest Deadline:

Monday, May 25, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE 'FOR CONTEST' IN THE TITLE AS I LOVE READING THE MANY LIMERICKS POSTED ON THE SITE AND I DONT WANT TO READ ANY PRIOR TO THE CONTEST CLOSING - ONLY ONE LIMERICK PLEASE I PREFER QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

Hi Guys

I am going to dip my toes in the water and sponsor my first contest and it will be judged purely on the basis of how much the poem makes ME laugh

I have been writing and posting here for 14 months now. Hopefully some of my humourous poems have entertained you - now it is your turn to entertain ME

I am hosting a limerick contest. I am more interested in you making me laugh out loud than creating a poem with perfect meter BUT I would like the syllable count to be consistant.

Please note -  if you write about sports, politics etc and I don't understand the humour then it won't place highly- be creative - limericks are meant to be funny, bawdy - go on knock my socks of with your humour

I have many lovely friends here - I hope you will enter my first contest but want to make it clear I will be judging blind with no names and if you don't place highly it is simply because I found another poem more entertaining and more suited to my 'British' sense of humour

The most important thing is that you have fun

limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm

rules

1. No names

2. New poems only - must be dated from 25th April

3. Be creative with the title BUT put FOR CONTEST at the end so i dont read it prior to the contest closing

Prizes

Glory

placements will be based purely on how much the poem made me laugh

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Kelly Deschler

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .... twinkle twinkle little star ....

 

Those words should appear somewhere in your poem.

I want to see creativity with the theme!

 

RHYMING POEMS ONLY, any form of rhyme is acceptable.

New or old poems

NO NAMES 

Prizes

Glory

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Famous Einstein Quotes Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: john freeman

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............Famous Albert Einstein Quotes
Form... Limerick only!

Prizes

First Prize, Gloryas
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. You can find famous Einstein quotes here on soup, your choice of which one you use, but please write the Einstein quote that you are using for Limerick material, at the bottom of your poem. Use the correct rhyme sequence and meter. Your challenge.... illistrating the same point in your Limerick that Einstein iiiistrated in his quote""

Example of Limerick

A Limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second and fifth line must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only need to have five to seven syllables, and rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.  

There was an Old man who was weird

Who said,'Its just as I feared!

Two Owls and a Hen,

Four Larks and a Wren,

Have all built their nests in my beard""

 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests. Please have fun, smooookisscheeseyesAgape"""""Moses

CAPTCHA CONTEST Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Judy Konos

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

You may use any form as long as it is in Captcha! You may use an older poem that you have written,. You may use a new poem!. This is your poetry . It is always your poetry and it is my opinion unless you write from your heart it is a task rather then an enjoyment! I had said below that your title should be your Captcha letters but if that makes you feel downtrodden then make your title anything that makes you feel good! Life is about Happiness, Joy , thrills,You! SPOON ON SOUPERS


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

CAPTCHA CONTEST

 

You must write poetry using Captcha which are the Letters that come up when you get ready login or post your poem, reply to soup mail, last login.   As Example Here is one that I wrote:

You may use any form as long as it is in Captcha!  You may use an older poem that you have written,. You may use a new poem!.  This is your poetry . It is always your poetry and it is my opinion unless you write from your heart it is a task rather then an enjoyment! I had said below that your title should be your Captcha letters but if that makes you feel downtrodden then make your title anything that makes you feel good!  Life is about Happiness, Joy, thrills, you.  SPOON ON SOUPERS

MBWC  ( My last login captcha)

Many times I've felt frightened and alone

Besotted, I've lost values thus anmy home

What changes the way our hearts react?

Choosing carefully to keep souls intact!

 

It's lots of challenging fun and please only one Captcha even if it's 3 letters or more. Your title is to be your CAPTCHA letters.  So let's give it a try...

 

Prizes-Grateful that you entered

You may enter this contest with a new Captcha

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Have You Tried a 7/5 Trochee?(ONE thing added) Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Andrea Dietrich

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

the added thing: classify as a quatrain, but rhyme also will do!

Have You Tried a 7/5 Trochee?

Definition of Trochee - a metrical foot consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed one. (opposite of iambic!)

Back in 2008, I decided to create a form that would utilize the trochee meter in a set pattern and style. Although trochee usually ends with an unstressed syllable, in this form, each line not only begins, but also ends on the stressed syllable (seven syllables lines 1 and 3 and 5 syllables lines 2 and 4 with rhyme required at least with lines 2 and 4.) I encourage you to refer to this link if you truly want to understand well this form: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/75trochee.html

Your challenge is to do a NEW 7/5 Trochee using only one to two stanzas, no more than that.

NO NAMES on poems. That is basically it! Those interested in making the winners' list need simply to read the form's description at the link and write a poem that I will like. Humor works very well with this form, but most importantly, your poem has to use the Trochee meter.

Here is one of my poems as an example. I will bold print the STRESSED Syllables so you can see how it is done:  

My PC by Andrea Dietrich

What a strange one, my PC,

orange, gray and white.

Only time she sits on me

I'm downstairs at night.


That's when she's my laptop. I

like her, soft and fat,

snuggled on me, for she's my

personal (lap) cat!

 

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

LET ME FEEL YOUR LINES! Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: nette onclaud

Contest Deadline:

Monday, April 27, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

 

here is a basic form used by many renowned poets… called the common meter stanza,  it has a syllable count of 8/6/8/6, with lines 2 and 4 rhyming  like so, XaXa..

example from Robert Burns

O, my love's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
O, my love's like the melody
That's sweetly played in tune.

 for this exercise, choose one theme below ( each ends with the word ‘line’) , and interpret it in a creative way but please stay focused on the main concept..

  1. feline
  2. shoreline
  3. clothesline
  4. outline
  5. opaline
  6. bloodline

   

i am looking emotional appeal, poetic imagery like use of metaphors or other devices, and flow of content…only 2 stanzas are required, just 2—no more, no less…

 

to qualify:

~ include your name, contest title, and date of NEW poem

~ mention the theme below your piece, ex: no.6 opaline

~use www.howmanysyllables.com as your counter

~ categorize as rhyme

~ post only 2 stanzas

     

( visuals presented herewith are simply to jumpstart your imagination)...

have fun and raise the roof ! ... huggs

 

 

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I, Icon Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Sheri Fresonke Harper

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ............. I, Icon, your choice of interpretation. Your choice of form.

The intent of this theme is to immortalize yourself in some way as an opposition to acts which seek to hurt others in order to become known. 

New poems please. Date your poem.


Any form is acceptable that is longer than 10 lines.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Illumination: Diamante or Lantern Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Steven Henderson

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of illumination 
Form of Daimante or Lantern.

This is my contest and thses are 2 of my favorite forms of poetry.  So, I hope to get at least a few entries. 

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Any Poem #33 Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Poet Destroyer A

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ......Any Poem.......
Any form is acceptable.

 

I accept credit cards... LOL... I meant Old Poems... :) :) 

 

LOVE LINDA

It's Spring . show me the green Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Francine Roberts

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............Green
Any form is acceptable, but I have a big preference for rhyming poetry, please no short forms, I would like your entry to be between 12 and 20 lines, ,,, Your green can be about anything green, someones hazel eyes, the new buds on a tree, that terrible emotion envy, the dress you bought for prom.... just wow me with your greenery,,,, and please have the word GREEN in your title ( feel free to change it after the contest is finalized if you wish) and please make this a new poem.... I want you to get creative now, not show me how creative you have been, so please put your date written on the entry

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Through tenth only

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Repeat After Me Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Rachel Firmin

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

Rules:

I really love repeating poetry. For this contest, submit a NEW poem on any subject of your choosing. Accepted forms are: Villanelle, Pantoum, or Terzanelle. (I know there are other repeating forms, but these are my favorites)

I will choose 5 winners total. 1st thru 3rd and 2 honourable mentions.

My judging will be based primarily on how your poem flows (meter, rhythm, etc). Then I will look at how well your repeaters fit within the contents of the poem.

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Florida Nature Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

Contest Deadline:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............Florida Nature

There's much more to Florida than DIsney World and beaches (even I sometimes forget). Below is a few paintings of Florida's outdoors, farming, wildlife and nature. The artist is Robert Butler, a naturalist painter and Floridian, who brought attention to Florida's agriculture and wildlife. Use one of these paintings to inspire a poem about my home state, or if you find another Robert Butler painting that inspires you, please tell me the name of the painting.  

RULES:

1. NO NAMES PLEASE!!

2. ANY form is acceptable, 8 - 30 lines 

3. The only title acceptable is Florida Nature

4. Only New Poems (Please Date)

5. Please tell me under your poem which Rober Butler painting inspired you.

Thanks everyone...I hope you enjoy discovering another side of my home state! 

 

   

Joe's Corner

 

Sugar Harvest

 

Fern Garden

 

Golden Grove

 

Cracker Cowman

 

Wild Symphony

 

Majestic Pose


 

Prizes

First Prize - Tenth Prize, Glory
 

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Dodoitsu Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Dr.Ram Mehta

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of    LOVE OR HUMOR
The form is acceptable.  "DODOITSU"  ( Submit Two Dodoitsu only)

The Dodoitsu is a fixed folk song form of Japanese origin and is often about love or humor. It has 26 syllables made of of four lines of 7, 7, 7, 5 syllables respectively. It is unrhymed and non-metrical.

 

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Plucky Two By Nine Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Mystic Rose

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

Plucky Two By Nine      

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR 

                                                   

VOICE OF AN ANGEL

Form: Rhyme


 

Locked HIGH in the tower the Princess did CRY

No SCHOOL for her that was the golden RULE

The KING allowed her one pastime - she could SING

She WOULD retreat to her chamber whenever she COULD

Her EYES sparkled with intelligence; singing was her PRIZE

She’s SO blessed with talent, confined in the CHATEAU 

Great INNER strength inside made her such a WINNER

Her VOICE so light and beautiful, made her REJOICE 

She SHINES like a precious gem despite her CONFINES

Contest: Plucky two by Nine – ‘Cryptic Rose’ 2nd and 9th your choice words to rhyme

Words to be used:- Princess, school King, retreat, Intelligence, blessed, strength, light, gem

Must Date:

 

 You must rhyme every second and ninth word of each sentence

Words to be used, must be one per sentence, as see above

 Write on any subject you like, just stick to the form

Date your poem below and give contest name

Winners will be announced upon judging,

Put on you're thinking caps, and go to it!

 

"Cryptic Rose "              

 

 

 

 

 

Small Gifts - Contributing to Other's Happiness Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Brian Johnston

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No, I have not forgotten you dear fellow poets and deeply apologize for the delay in judging your entries. Life has been complicated by my own illness, illness of friends, and both the actual and impending death of friends, all part of the ever changing landscape of life I guess, especially as we get older. Good health is such an under-appreciated blessing! But I shall return soon and hopefully make a small contribution to at least some of you being happy! :-)


Contest Description:

 

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of Small Gifts - Contntributing to Other's Happiness


Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

I have posted my own version of a poem by this title on my site as well which I hope will inspire others to share their take on the subject, their life experiences in this area, or as I have done, give voice to the impact that small gifts have made in their own lives

Contest delayed due to circumstances Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Elly D. A. Wouterse

Contest Deadline:

Monday, November 24, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

Introduction

I submitted a poem for a local poetrycontest  after a first, second  and even third thoughts. During several attempts for some(..) days I found myself determed to succeed in writing an entry... it took what it took (it was really time - and energy consuming) but it turned out to be fun for me and kept me busy.... Because the challenge was so very challenging and at last not as impossible  as I thought.......and the succes great - it was a first prize-winner :-) .......So.. I 'translated' the original Dutch contest description and after being challenged myself I am now challenging you: 

What's to submit?

1 original,  new poem using .............one quote of an international famous person and  at least 3 (preferable local[ your homecountry]  proverbs.... having a kind of  theme-related 'context' 

Write a - preferably  - rhyming poem  using at least three different (maybe local? ) proverbs and   quote one world wide famous person 

Use  at least two  words  and one  proverb with a (slighty different) meaning (play with the words)

'Here's an example - Cobbler's magic  and find out what I am looking for by  choosing  "Show Poet's Notes About the poem"

Use  only the haiku or dodoitsu form for each stanza without the obligatory subject regulations of those forms.

 

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory

If applicable more prizes and / or honorable mentions

Poems placed on the winners list will be published @ www.elliewouterse.com

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

Don't forget the following:

  • NO NAMES - I only judge anonymous entries.

  • Specify the original proverbs and quote you used

  • Specify / explain the 'word-games' you added 

  • Max. number of lines: 21(haiku) & 20(dodoitsu)

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Take your time (I'll start judging second half of November!)& Lot's of  puzzle - FUN.

Ellly 

Addictive Poetry Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Just That Archaic Poet

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............

Addiction; any kind. I know firsthand the battles. Tell me about yours or that of a friend or loved one. How does it affect the mind, body, Soul and family, in your opinion. Don't be afraid; don't be vague. Gut me with emotion.
 

"Free-verse" is acceptable, but rhyme is preferred. No haiku or haiku-adjacent. 16 lines or less; I know you can do it. Add your name, please. Un-named entries will be dismissed. For an idea of what I am seeking, see my poems:

http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=501397

http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=502913

 

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

When doing wrong feels so right Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Jared Pickett

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

ONE NEW POEM on When Doing Wrong Feels So Right!!
Any form is acceptable.

My last contest was such an enormous success It took me a while to find another subject worthy! 

This does not have to be about relationships, it can be about any subject matter. All I ask of you is to tell me a story about a time in your life when you have done something that as an adult you know is wrong but you commit to it anyways!! I am a picky judge so use your imagination, play on your words and get passionate. I want you to pour your heart out!! Charmaine Chircop mentioned to me through one of her comments that she, and I quote: "Felt a heartbeat through my words" That is exactly what I am looking for!! 

I want your submissions with your name and date. Older poetry will not be accepted because its not what I am looking for!! Have fun with this contest, I look forward to reading all of your wonderful poetry!!

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Let's Try a Little Kimo Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Amy Green

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

A post-Haiku poetic form , consisting of three lines of 10, 7, and 6 syllables. This form of poetry was invented in Israel.

As long or short as you want, but I wanna feel it as well as read it.

NO NAMES!

Definition

Example A beautiful example from one of "our own"-

The Inside Girl

plinks like the mallet on my xylophone watch the rain fall, hear the sound  splatter in the puddles  just licking the damp from the window pane tears fall, there'll be no outside wet cheeks and runny nose   Contest: Through My Window Poet: Debbie Guzzi

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.

Gone with the wind Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Jadazzle united

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.


No names on the entries please

There is a blog with further details

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