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Enter a poem I have not commented on (YET) #1 Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Poet Destroyer A

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ......any poem, (new/old).......
Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

SMILES

if you want to enter this contest, make sure 

 the poem has no comment from me...

 

LINDA

IN PRAISE OF A KIMO Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: nette onclaud

Contest Deadline:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

 

take me on the journey these visuals  gives you… paint a picture of nature and feelings using the form kimo: A post-Haiku poetic style , consisting of three lines of 10, 7, and 6 syllables, unrhymed...
choose one image below --- make it flow, jump off the page with distinct imagery, poetic cadence, and overall appeal of content.

  visual #1:

 

 

visual #2

  

 

visual #3

 

to qualify: *add you name,contest title, and date of poem… ONLY NEW POEMS ARE ACCEPTED.

*use www.howmanysyllables.com as your  counter ( please review your syl count)…

*write ONLY ONE KIMO and avoid filler words

*include the chosen visual number on your page.

 

have a peak experience and be thrilled, dear soupers!


 

 

Out of Water Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Sheri Fresonke Harper

Contest Deadline:

Friday, March 13, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of ............. Out of Water, your choice of interpretation of the theme.
Any form is acceptable, your choice.

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.

What Life Means To Me Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Jerry T Curtis

Contest Deadline:

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of "What Life Means To Me"
Any form is acceptable. Just write your heart out.

Prizes

First Prize, You will all likely get first place, But I really would like to hear what you have to say


 

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.

Breath Of Love Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Gail Angel Doyle

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

 

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .Breath Of Love..........You can make this a romantic theme , or about the love you have for your children(family) because Valentine's Day is coming up or you can make this a religious poem. Looking for exquisite words and lines defining the breath of love and what it instills upon a soul. 

Instructions:!!!

No Names On Poems

You must use Breath of Love in your poem somewhere

Must be a new poem 

Title your poem Breath Of Love

Only Rhyme Acceptable No more than 20 lines.

Have fun

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.

A valentine Limerick~ To The Poet Who Broke my heart Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: SKAT A

Contest Deadline:

Monday, March 02, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, Limerick on the theme of 

...To the POET who broke my heart..

Include name or initials on the title

*Important*

I want the name or initial of the

Heartbreaking Poet, on the title.

Only LIMERICK  form
A Valentine Limerick~ To the  heart-breaking poet 

I want to know who is the biggest Soup heartbreaker 

LOL

Is it he or She?

Who mislead you? --Perhaps you mislead yourself!

We are all friends here, have fun.

DON'T  BE SHY

Prizes 1-10  + 

  1. PS.... you are allowed to have more than one limerick, if you have more than one poet who broke your heart.

    Keep to the title role.

     

    1. Remember SKAT wants to knowwink
    2. I want the name or initials on the side of your title.
      1. ~SKAT~

I CAN'T BREATHE: A peaceful Protest, An Anthology of Powerful Poems Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Cyndi MacMillan

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

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Contest Description:

There are times when we must rise to action, as people, as poets.

Words are mighty things.

I am asking people to peacefully protest on a theme of their choice by writing a poem, any form, any length over 10 lines (no haiku or tanka!)

What are our inherent rights? What is humane treatment? What are obsolete laws? What can we do differently?  What would you protest?

There are a lot of things left to protest. It may not be 1960 but the world is in no way perfect. Suffering is everywhere. Injustice is global. Torture still exists, as does slavery, abuse of power and bigotry.

IDEAS

  • Racial profiling

  • Wars and war crimes / conflicts

  • Religious intolerance and prejudice
  • Women’s rights around the globe

  • the reasons behind the shooting of Malala Yousafzai

  • Child slavery / enforced labour / child brides / child exploitation

  • Human trafficking

  • the G20 and the agenda of the major economies

  • Taxes/ Parliamentary misappropriation/political corruption

  • The 99% majority/ the 1% minority

  • Animal rights/ animal cruelty

  • Environmentalism / air pollution / climate change

  • The rights of indigenous peoples being forgotten/ land claims denied

  • The conditions in jails

  • Russia and Gay/Lesbian rights

  • Breeches of the Privacy Law

  • Laws that should be abolished

  • Laws that must be created

  • The treatment of the homeless

  • Abuse of the elderly

 

Are you committed to Amnesty International or Greenpeace or the Occupy movement?  I could go on for pages, but I would run out of room.

Like I said. There is a lot to protest on this planet, unfortunately. 

The thing is that the flower power generation had the courage, commitment and directness to write towards change while we have forgotten how to wield a pen. How do we measure up as poets to Ginsberg’s “Howl” or Langston Hughes, “Let America be America Again?”

How often do we feel a need to speak for the oppressed?

THE POWER OF WORDS

So you can write an emotive tribute to Eric Garner – a man whose death was ruled as a homicide – or a peace song, a call to action, a plea for amendment, a prayer for change. How you take this subject and make it your own is up to you.

Christmas is about hope. It is about rocking the world with intense, RADICAL love.  By all means, spill it, let your voice be heard

 

BUT PLEASE PLEASE FOLLOW ALL SOUP RULES:

A reminder of what is forbidden from Soup’s Terms and Conditions:

-Sexually Explicit (X-Rated) Language

?Erotic stories or descriptions of sexual acts

?Profanity (Curse Words or Abbreviated Curse Words)

?Nasty Comments (E.g. "This is CRAP!!!")

?Name Calling

?Satanic Occultism

?Vulgarity

?Personal Attacks, Battles, or Slamming Soup Members

?Do not use or suggest a member's name or initials, etc. in poems, blogs, or comments - unless it is positive!!!

?Hateful Expressions (E.g. "I should have killed her")

?Racism

Posting of content that is unlawful, malicious, misleading, defamatory, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.

KEEP IT CLEAN AND MAKE IT COUNT. 

All participants who follow soup protocol and deliver me the goods will receive a first placement, but If I deem the poem is neither peaceful or a protest, it will not receive any placement.

 

Let your heart move you to speak! LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND!

 

Good luck. Now rant!

 

 

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.

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.

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. 


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

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


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.

Poetic Palindrome Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Frank Polgar

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


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:

No updates yet...


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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