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WHATEVER Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Poet Destroyer A

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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Contest Description:

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FLOATS OR SINKS

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PD LOVE

 

Cinqku Poem Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Dr.Ram Mehta

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, December 06, 2014

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of        HOLIDAYS

TITLE YOUR POEM  " Sequence". Write 2 (Two) Cinqku i.e. 10 lines.

(Cinqku: invented by Denis Garrison as a closer analogue to haiku than the American Cinquain (Adelaide Crapsey), minimizing the utility of the line break technique. Cinqku follows a strict 17 syllable count arranged in five successive lines of 2-3-4-6-2 syllables. No title is used for single verse cinqku poems which are written in haiku- style free diction and syntax with no metrical requirement; a turn is used that may be similar to kireji in haiku or cinquain. Sequence, crown, and mirror, cinqku may be titled.)

Example

Trish Shields, CA  

Friday:
work week done.
Expectant kids
want it to last—too bad:
Monday

wasted
years with him
buried alive
but digging my way out
reclaimed

Only Form acceptable is Cinqku

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.

Make Love To Me In That Ancient Place Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Justin Bordner

Contest Deadline:

Monday, December 01, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

Make Love To Me In That Ancient Place is an opportunity for you, the greatest lovers and writers in the world to compose a poem where you make love to the most special person in your life, in the most alluring and ancient location that makes you most passionate. I need not offer examples of specific sites, howerer, ancient ruins, magical landscapes, places of particular grandeur are to be emphasized. Take your lover there, to that amazing place where the two of you can come alive! No limits exist for this Contest. Thank You...J.A.B.

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

Contest Deadline:

Monday, November 24, 2014

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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 

Plentitude of Pies Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Sheri Fresonke Harper

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of  your choice, but pies of some sort must appear. You may eat them, throw them, turn them into piebald whatevers, graph something with them, let's just have a real plentitude of pies, more than anyone could want.


Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
 Other Prizes

Honorable Mentions if you right a real poem but it doesn't meet the criteria

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.

Around the Corner ... Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Francine Roberts

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............Around the Corner.... Halloween is coming so it could be something scary around the corner , or maybe its your future you see around the corner, or maybe the cat is waiting to pounce around the corner..... Your poems title must be Around The Corner, no other will be accepted.  Your poem must stay true to this theme, it should not be just a line in the poem, it should be the whole theme of the poem, WHAT is around that corner ?
Any form is acceptable but no short poems, minimum of 12 lines this time.( but please no more than 30-35, I have a short attention span these days) Limited placements this time 1st through 5th so make sure I am riveted to your poem , it must grab me immediately. Of course I am expecting ONLY new poems so please put the date written on the entry

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third 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.

KEEP IT REAL Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: SKAT A

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

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

Prizes

 

I would like a poem, about you. 

An ODE, perhaps, 

Tell me a little about yourself

I'll accept acrostic poems. 

JUST KEEP IT REAL....

 

Every poem, needs to start with  

an open line stating, your name or poetic name

 

Have fun, add your name on bottom, no side notes, OKAY

SKAT

 

Anapest Trimeter Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Pendleton Arkwright

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem in the form of Anapest trimeter. This can be really fun and complex. Any length, form, old, new. NO EROTICA OR SACRILIGE.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory

Second Prize, Glory

Third 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.

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

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.


No names on the entries please

There is a blog with further details

Dear Diary Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Anne Currin

Contest Deadline:

Monday, June 09, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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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.

Dark Poems Only Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Nathan D.

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

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

Prizes

1-10

 

Nate'


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

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

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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. 


Heart felt poem Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Royal Trevino

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

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

Breeze Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: POET. UNDERTAKER

Contest Deadline:

Friday, February 14, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

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

A Kiss Under the Mistletoe Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

 

Pucker Up!!   

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ...


A Kiss Under the Mistletoe

I'm ready to get into the Christmas Spirit!!

Only Rhyme is acceptable (preferably quatrains) with two to six stanzas.

New poems only (please date).

NO names on poems, please!

Please title poems, A Kiss Under the Mistletoe.  

 



Prizes

First to 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.

Poetic Palindrome Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Frank Polgar

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

I was experimenting with the lanterne format to create a "poetic palindrome".  Here's my first attempt:

Change

change
renew
perspective
undecided
leap
forward not back
erase doubt
embrace
change

I'd love to see what other PS members create.  Please create a "poetic palindrome" using the cinqku, cinquain or lanterne format.  Start/end your poem with the same word and join your poem in the middle with the same word (similar to my example above).

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of your choice.

Please use the cinqku, cinquain or lanterne format for your poem.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Ten 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.

Everything Halloween Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Russell Sivey

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

This contest is about everything Halloween, yes it is this time of the year when the ghouls and goblins come out to play with the witches and ghosts. Orange and Black are the main colors, and bats and werewolves and vampires come to frighten everyone. Mummies love to scare and those zombies are out to eat everyone. The moon is full and dark grey clouds come to bring fear into the hearts of the unsuspecting. The scary haunted houses contains those poltergeists and evil spirits as well as the family the loves to eat whoever comes to the door. Graveyards are a focal point where ravens mock the passersby. Skeletons bring out that which is frightening to all those watching the graveyard too closely. Fear is the main stay on Halloween, but there is also the fun of trick or treating, where sometimes the tricks come out and anger those not passing out candy. Dressing up like princesses and witches as well as superman or werewolves are always fun on Halloween. An old decaying tree that holds an eerie owl on its long branch. Just about anything will be good for this contest. I just want a poem on Halloween, fun or scary, exciting or frightening, I am looking for awesome. This contest will be up until October 24th as then I will judge this contest and post the winners near October 31st. You can post any form you want to, but a maximum of 30 lines. You may place your name on the poem only if you wish to do so. I don’t mind, for this contest, if you place your name on the poem. But do place the name of the contest at the bottom of the poem and the date you wrote the poem. I only want new poetry for this contest.

So follow these rules:

1)Write a spooky and/or fun Halloween poem.

2)Use any form you want in the making of this poem. But with a maximum of 30 lines.

3)You may write name on the poem if you want to, but it’s not a requirement.

4)Write the name of this contest on the bottom of your poem

5)Place the date on the poem

6)Must be a new poem

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