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Death Shadow Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Justin Bordner

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

Everyone has a Death Shadow, a relationship born with first breath that is consummated with a direct encounter when the powers of this three dimensional flesh world seperates us from our warm vessel of blood and bone. Tell the world with your soulful poetry about your unique relationship with the Death Shadow that is acquainted with you. No limits exist for this Contest. Thank you...J.A.B.

Whispers Of Your Soul Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Gail Angel Doyle

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

 

 

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ..Whispers of Your Soul...........There's a place within the silence of our existence, where we can listen to the whispers of our souls through the chaos of the world and our daily life's challenges. Write to me your journey of whispers. 
Only Rhyme

No More Than 20 lines no less than 12 lines

Title Your Poem "Whispers Of Your Soul"

 

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 — 

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.

New Year's Resolution Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Regina Riddle

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ............. Your New Year's Resolution.
Any form is acceptable. No Names.

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.

ONE Broken Monoku Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Rick Parise

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit? ONE  BROKEN MONOKU

 Form invented by Brian Strand

Definition

Monoku .Broken into 2-lines

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Words Of Brian Strand-

Just to say I created the broken monoku

form here in 2007 and its essence

is -A one line haiku known as a monoku

(was the original form of haiku,written

vertically) my version is a variation

thereof a broken line monoku.A Monoku

is a senryu/haiku with a slight enigmatic

flavour.In its imagist form it has no title,

it is a line of verse broken into two at the

caesura(the natural breathing space

or pause in a line of verse,usually near

the middle.A key concept of a broken

monoku is ' it shows but does not to tell'

–a key element to all imagist poetic

forms.(please see my kindle ebook-Broken

Monoku -a definitive guide- for

my further variations to the broken monoku form.

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rusted iron gate-  

            calico leaves flutter

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red rose's weep -

            crystal tears upon autumn's wind

 

 

Poet Rick Parise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark and Deep (old poems only) Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: SKAT A

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ......deep and dark poems.......
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

one of your deepest and darkest poem. 

I'm only accepting old poems. 

 

SKAT

ONE OF YOUR BEST Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: gautami phookan

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

Helloooo... Soup folks!!! For this contest, I want one of your more artistic and beloved poems. Can be an old poem or a new one, though would prefer it to be previously unentered in a contest. To attract a reader like me, it would require the kind of imagination that poesy demands and I should be moved by its visual and aural imagery.

Make it upto 16 lines min ,, max 30.

Any form shall be accepted.

Mention name of the Contest... Leave your name out.

As an example, here's

an excerpt from John Dryden's...             

CXVI. Alexander's Feast; or, the Power of Music
              II.
Timotheus placed on high
Amid the tuneful quire
With flying fingers touch'd the lyre:
The trembling notes ascend the sky
And heavenly joys inspire.      20
The song began from Jove
Who left his blissful seats above
Such is the power of mighty love!
A dragon's fiery form belied the god;
Sublime on radiant spires he rode      25
When he to fair Olympia prest,
And while he sought her snowy breast,
Then round her slender waist he curl'd,
And stamp'd an image of himself, a sovereign of the world.
—The listening crowd admire the lofty sound;      30
A present deity! they shout around:
A present deity! the vaulted roofs rebound:
With ravish'd ears
The monarch hears,
Assumes the god;      35
Affects to nod
And seems to shake the spheres.

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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:

Holidays may delay results a little. Thanks to everyone who submitted a poem. May you all have a very merry Christmas!


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

The Green-Eyed Monster Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Verlena S. Walker

Contest Deadline:

Friday, December 19, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?  

An original poem on a time you where insanely jealous of your significant other.

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

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
4th - 10th Place/

No Honorable Mention will be given; therefore make sure you are writing to the theme or topic.

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.

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

Contest Deadline:

Monday, November 24, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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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 

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.

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:

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

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.

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

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


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

Note From Sponsor:

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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:

No updates yet...


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.

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