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Tales From The Dark Side Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Kelly Deschler

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ...... dark / Gothic poetry ......

 

Everyone has a dark side, whether they admit it or not...

Let yours take control of the pen for this contest.

 

Any form is acceptable.

Old or new poems

 

NO NAMES

WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA! Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Lyric Man

Contest Deadline:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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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.

GIVEME A SIGN! Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: nette onclaud

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

 

the Septet II  is  a fun, interesting form  of English origin: it is composed of 7 lines  with a syllabic count of 3-5-7-9-7-5-3, basically unrhymed...

let’s take this to a new level using the theme, ‘SIGN’.. aren’t there so many interpretations for this concept… like a road sign, an omen perhaps, a gesture?... be imaginative and let this soar in a unique way!

 example of the form:

Summertime
along the roadway
cardboard paths wind through brambles
where locals freely come to pick sweet
berries from the prickly vines.
Purple juices stain
my fingers.

--Judi V. G.

 

*write a NEW poem with your name, contest title, and date included

*use www.howmanysyllables.com as your counter

*categorize as VERSE

*pen only 1 stanza; yes just 1 stanza

*follow all requirements listed herein

 

 

originality of content, poetic mood/imagery, and adherence to the form’s dynamics are my criteria…your entry must move me!

let’s raise the roof and have fun, soupers!

 

 

 

 

 

PICTURE YOURSELF AS A BIRD Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Andrea Dietrich

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

As you can see from my title, this time I am having you see yourself as a bird! Here is the website where you will go to make your choice: http://www.universalsky.com/Articles/Animals/list_of_birds.htm

After you see the bird that best describes YOU, do the same kind of thing you did if you were in my previous contest on flowers. Describe the bird as yourself and do it in 16 lines or less.(and please stick to the list, though Big Bird or Jail Bird may be tempting!) Please be very careful which form you use. It will count against you if you do not conform to the rules of your form!

I suggest using forms such as personification or simply rhyme. If you label it as free verse or sonnet, for example, I am likely to be more critical of how you followed the rules of those forms. Heck, just use Personification as your form! You will make things a lot easier on yourself, but be sure you are really personifying yourself as a bird in that case and not just describing the bird!

VERY IMPORTANT. Please read:

I've noticed some judges do not seem to care about things like run-on sentences, inconsistency in verb tenses, correct spelling or proper punctuation and using punctuation to add clarity to your lines, and also, not mixing up the adjective, noun and verb forms of words. I pay attention to all these things in addition to your use of imagery, how well metered your poetry is when you choose a metered form, and the general message and clarity of your poem. For this contest, I will be stricter than I was in my last contest. If I see writing that has more than two or three mistakes in any of the items I just listed, it will for sure get an HM, even if the overall content is beautiful! I am looking for perfection in all the aspects of your poetry! Please help each other, and if you see someone with a really nice poem that has just messed up a little bit, let them know because I will be trying my hardest NOT to see who has entered my contest before the time I judge it.

Rules:

  1. NO NAMES on poem, Keep in mind that all judging here is subjective and cannot be perfect. Others may think your poem is the BOMB and my opinion is just my opinion!

  2. Put your title as: I Am a/an _____________ (your bird name goes there) This enables me to judge blind! My memory is for crap, so even if I might see your poem's title by accident when visiting your poetry page, I am very unlikely to remember which titles go with which poets.

  3. At the bottom of your poem, write the meaning of your bird, as described in the link I gave above. I noticed in my last contest one or two people failed to do that. This time it will be a mark against you. ( 2 or 3 errors gives you an automatic HM. Many errors, N/A)

  4. 16 lines max

  5. Know very well the form you are writing in and follow all the rules of that form! (punctuation is not a necessity if you are good with your line breaks or if you are a seasoned free verse poet. Otherwise, you can end up with confusing run-on sentences.) My top winners almost always use great punctuation. Also, I prefer natural sentence format. That means capitalization is only used at the beginning of a line when it is the beginning of a new sentence. You do not have to capitalize every first word at the beginning of each line! This is a habit I wish to see all poets break!

  6.                ABOVE ALL, SHOW ME YOUR CREATIVITY

                     AND SOAR TO THE SKY , MY LITTLE BIRDIES!!!

            (Well, if you are a bird that just stays grounded, that is fine too!)

Prizes

NUmber of placements to be determined at judgment time.

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.

Million Dollar Poem #1 (A Poet Destroyer Contest) Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: SKAT A

Contest Deadline:

Friday, June 05, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of 

A Million Dollar Poem

......A poem worth of my time.......

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A poem, with so much recognition

(views/comments/published)

Published perhaps, you made money off an old poem

((please add details on the bottom if you did))
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

A happy smile from me to you

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Please --

Make sure you submit the poem with a fabulous title

Titles will be graded with poem

A weak title -- strong poem,

will be selected with a placement between 5-7

A strong poem--- strong title.

will have high placement

Thes best poem, of course, will fall from

1st place - 3rd place

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Please select a poem worth my reading, worth this contest.

Add Your Name On The Bottom  

(old poem only) Unless you want to outdo yourself :):):)

I encourage all to join, new poets, long time Soup poets,

my personal haters, even the poets whom I don't see face to face with 

You are all welcome to join. 

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Show me your money making, words 

Even if you don't have a money making poem

Which one would you consider to be out there, your best!

Love you all...

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And, of course, this is a Poet Destroyer Contest

Not A SKAT contest. 

I will close and judge this contest along with the bigfoot contest alone

Not with my sisters help. 

Please enjoy, if you have any Questions, please Soup-Mail

The Poet Destroyer

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BURNING DAYLIGHT Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: John lawless

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

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

We've all heard this said....so let's shed some light on it, turn up the heat, bring creativity to a bubble.
Entries must contain 10 lines minimum.  Please proof read and check spelling.  Now get busy.............you're burning daylight

Prizes

Placements awarded at the whim of the contest sponsor
 

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.

The Pigeon who Flew the Coop Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: TAMMY REAMS

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ............. Write about something you did that made you flee from the coop, a bad date, Something illegal, hiding something from your parents etc. It must be Funny or cute! If it is not funny or cute you will recive an n/a when judging. It must be a new poem. Date your poem. No names I judge blind. Follow the rules 15 to 25 lines no more, no less. Count your lines! Any form of poetry or title you want.
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory- 3
Second Prize, Glory- 3
Third Prize, Glory- 2
 

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, 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.

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.

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.

Dear Diary Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Anne Currin

Contest Deadline:

Monday, June 09, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of a diary entry. Make it raw! Treat your poem as though it truly is an entry into your private diary. Shock me! Stir up my emotions! And most of all- have fun! 
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.

Rhyme Battle: Round 6 Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Juli- Michelle

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:


RHYME BATTLE: ROUND SIX


I'm going to make this one easy.

Submit a single couplet. Two lines. End Rhyme. 

Simple enough? I think so too.

No names.

Happy rhyming :)







p.s. Thanks everyone for making these rhyme battles so much fun to read and judge. 


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