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

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, November 01, 2014

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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

 

A poem you have not entered in a contest # 14 Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Poet Destroyer A

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

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

Prizes

 

A poem you have not entered in a past poetry soup contest.

 

Thank you 

Any New Poem - NEW! Any Style - ONE RULE ONLY IT HAS TO BE NEW! Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Alfred Vassallo

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

ANY NEW POEM - NEW.....

WHICH MEANS NOT OLD THAT IS ALREADY INSERTED ON THIS SITE!
Any form is acceptable.

ONE RULE ONLY IT HAS TO BE NEW

I shall check all poems when they were inserted over here.

Prizes

First Prize, Thank Heavens and Step by Step
Second Prize, Thank Heavens
Third Prize,Thank Heavens
 

Thank Heavens and Step by Step are my new published books.

Please note that those 10 persons mentioned in my blog titled "Thank Heavens, Step By Step and Paradise Awaits" are invited too to take part in this contest, if they are placed in the first three the Books will automatically go to the nearest placement.

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.

Creative Haiku Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Charlotte Puddifoot

Contest Deadline:

Friday, October 17, 2014

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

For this contest the emphasis is on creativity within haiku, so throw away your haiku purist handbooks! There are many people who say that imagery, metaphor and similar devices should not be used in haiku, but most of the modern published haiku that I have read do contain these devices. So feel free to use imagery, metaphor, alliteration, even a bit of rhyme (which I personally think enhances haiku). So much haiku reads colourless and flat; it may be technically perfect, but it's dull as ditchwater to read! I will be looking for striking images, memorable moments. I would, however, like to see some kind of juxtaposition/cut, and I would like you to stick to a 5-7-5 syllable count.

Here is a lovely example by James Kirkup:

 

in the amber dusk

each island dreams its own night -

the sea swarms with gold

 

I think that is beautiful - but note it doesn't conform to traditional haiku rules.

 

One single haiku, 5-7-5 syllable count

New poems only, so please add the date, which should be from 17th September onwards

No names

 

Prizes

Glory, number of placements to be decided at time of judging

 

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.

In a dark, dark room.....for Halloween Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Pendleton Arkwright

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............In a dark, dark room (use this line somewhere) Let's have some Halloween fun!
Any form is acceptable.

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.

Poem: Rainy Days Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Leonora Galinta

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

 

Hello, my dear poet friends! It's raining dogs and cats every afternoon here in my current country. Thus, I'm inspired to host a contest about rainy days. So, I want you to write 1 original, poem on the theme of .....Rainy Days. Please use only one title.:)
Any form is acceptable. Thank you so much in advance!

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.

Autumn Colours Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Francine Roberts

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, new poem on the theme of .............Autumn Colours.... I realize not everywhere has the beautiful colours of autumn that we here in Canada take for granted but work with what you have.
Any form is acceptable as long as its short ( tanka, dodoitsu, sijo, quintain, lanterne, limerick etc. ) So by short I mean keep it 8 lines or less, anything over 8 lines will not place, be sure that you adhere to the rules of the form you pick regarding syllable count and rhyme scheme etc. Any questions please send me a message. If the question is can I write a 12 line poem the answer is no. I don't place 35 winners like some so you need to knock my socks off. *please put date writtien on the entry so I know its new

 

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.

Solitude Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: scott thirtyseven

Contest Deadline:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

SOLITUDE

escaping to the quiet places

where you make the noise

or listen to birds chirp

and wind blow in your ears

 

escaping from the loud spaces

where human’s whir and bang

their thoughts and meanings

forever assaulting your ears

 

escaping to your solitude

a moment to relax

unbridle your social self

and let your mind go free

 

escaping from the multitude

a moment in time

to avoid their expectations

and let your mind go free

 

Solitude can go either way: as we all know. As poets we embrace it, it gives us time to think, to create, to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard.

But solitude can go either way.

What I am hoping for is a broad spectrum of experiences, I'm hoping some will be fun, some will be sad, for that is often what loneliness is, while others will be seriously uplifting -oh yeah!! Whatever your inner poet tells you to write, I'm looking forward to reading it.

Again I intend to Tweet Link the winning three entries, so a varitey of styles and emotions, are high on my list. I'm not the greatest mind regarding forms, but am wanting to expand. So if the poem is on the right theme, and 20 lines or less, let me have it.

I look forward to reading them all.

 

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of Solitude

Of no more than 20 lines.
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Twitter Link
Second Prize, Twitter Link
Third Prize, Twitter Link
Twelve Honorable Mentions

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please no names, and 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.

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.

You're a Super Hero Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Carol Eastman

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem where you or some one else is a Super Hero in a Childrens poem. An upbeat, funny poem is important.. Add a moral at the end and it would be perfect. All I ask is that you write it for children and you're a super hero and try to have fun with it. Old or New. Any length.
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

I judge lightly

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.

Teeter Totter Poem--Balance the Load Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Sheri Fresonke Harper

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of "balancing the load". We all feel burdened at times and at other times we feel light as air.

Write me a teeter totter poem with all the loads spread out upon a beam that shows what makes it all better. Be as imaginative with the teeter totter as you want. Example

 

Chores                                                                    Taxes

 boss                                                                         paid

assigns                                                                    in April

------------------------------the whispers of angels ------------------------------

                               provide what I need 

                                    any time I fall

 

You could create a stack of cards, a load of bricks, however loaded

and unloaded you feel will delight your reader. You can also be half-way through

a cartwheel landing on your nose if that's what suits your world.

 


Any form is acceptable. Date your poems.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
All others glory.

I reserve first prizes for those that meet all the requirements including writing

a fresh 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.

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:

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:

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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

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:

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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.

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