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Screwed IV Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: rob carmack

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

Enter a poem you have entered in another contest, in which you were given a N/A or it placed low and you consider it a blatant injustice. 

Rules

1) Any form – I am usually not fond of prose
2) 10 line minimum, 60 Line Max
3) No Names
4) No poems from any of my previous contests
5) Poems uploaded to PS on 06.15.15 or earlier
6) Avoid Homophone errors *
7) Avoid Cliches *
8) Correct spelling *

* unless used for effect – remember ‘effect’ is subjective, so if you use these and I don’t get it or agree, it may result in lower placement or N/A.

WARNING : Entering this contest may result in you being screwed again.  I try to be fair when judging, but I do have bias concerning style, not so much with the form (other than prose).  I have tried to clarify this bias somewhat by including certain rules in my contests.

Prizes

1-15 potential placements

 

Women Only #2 Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Kelly Deschler

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

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

 

This contest is for WOMEN ONLY, so please INCLUDE YOUR NAME

 

Any form is acceptable

 

Old or new poems

 

beloved pets Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Francine Roberts

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............a pet, past or present, but something happy, not about its death please, I have just lost a lovely bird, he was about 8 or so, pretty old in budgie years but he was a little charmer, so now I want to hear about your pets, happy things only please, If I laugh , so much the better, This will be a very limited placement contest , no more than 5 winners so make sure you give me your very best pet poem, I am usually adamant about new poems but this time I will bend my restrictions a bit, any pet poem will be fine as long as it has not won in a previous contest. So lets hear about your little feathered or furry or whatever darlings.
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Through 5th

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 Time Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Pendleton Arkwright

Contest Deadline:

Friday, June 26, 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.

Sing Me.. A JINGLE! Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Lyric Man

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of Sing Me.. A JINGLE 
Any form is acceptable.

Write me an original sing-a-long Jingle for a popular product on the market today.  Include your name and date.  Use any format that "sings". I must be able to sing it in my head!  Max 24 lines!!!!

Prizes

Places 1-10 

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:

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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:

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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

Repeat After Me Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Darkland Poetry

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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 

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:

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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