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My Last Contest Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Kelly Deschler

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

This contest will be my last, because my premium membership is expiring soon.

It has been a pleasure and an honor to judge the writings of such talented poets over the past 12 months. Thank you all for making this a great experience for me.

 

What to Submit?

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

Your favorite entry from one of my previous contests, regardless of whether it placed or not.

All poems will place in this contest.

Please mention the name of that previous contest below your poem!

 

These are the contests that I have sponsored in the past year....

Heart And Soul

Every Rose Has It's Thorn

Women Only

Men Only

Poems About Poetry

Just Down The Road

The Butterfly Flutters By

The Midnight Hour

Not Just Any Old Quatrain

Night Owl

Summer's End

The Raven

Ghost Stories

I Love Rock N' Roll

Christmas Past, Present or Future

Stand By Me

 

 

Prizes

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.

Home Sweet Home Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: SKAT A

Contest Deadline:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

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

Prizes Smiles all around

 

Rules

In less than 10 lines

The title you choose must have the word HOME

Make it the best place in the world.

 

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SKAT

 

Magic Kisses And Valentine Wishes Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Mystic Rose

Contest Deadline:

Friday, February 20, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

One original poem on the theme of Valentine
Form: A rhyming Quatrain or an English Quintain or any rhyming form you see fit, amuse me, 

With Valentine's Day arriving, I am feeling amouruous.  Take me to your love nest and show me how you care.

Knock my socks off, leave me bare foot and dancing underneath the gypsy moon xxx

Prizes

Glass blown kiss from afar

Magic roses from the Kingdom of Manteneia

A fairy dusted quill from the fantasy realm of Stellaria

And a graceful thank you from "Rose" xxx

A Note to all Noble Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, no matter who you are, as long as you believe in the magic of love xxx

Hidden Beauty Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of .............Hidden Beauty......I'm looking for poems about beauty you would find or have found in an unexpected place. It can be about a person/people, but I'm giving extra points for originality!  

 


 Rules:

1. No Names Please!!

2. Any rhyming form or structured "free" verse preferably with some internal rhyme/slant rhyme

3. ONLY title accepted is Hidden Beauty

4. Only new poems (Please date)

Let your imaginations run wild! Thanks everyone and have fun!! 

 

  

Prizes

First - Tenth Prizes, 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.

A Place In The Sun Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Gail Angel Doyle

Contest Deadline:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of " A Place In The Sun............. It has to be inspirational and putting God as the theme of the poem.  Make me feel his warmth, love and devotion through His sun's healing light

Directions:

Only Rhyme acceptable

Title your poem "A Place In The Sun" no exceptions

No Names

Please read my poem A Place In The Sun as an example.

Have fun and God bless...

 


 

Prize :

Only 1-10 placements in this one.

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.

Punxsutawney Phil Speaks Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: John lawless

Contest Deadline:

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

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

Prizes

First Prize, The Wicked Pissa Award
Second Prize, The Wicked Good Award
Third Prize, The Wicked Award
Three Honorably Wicked Awards

Preparing Your Entry

Please feel free to "color outside the lines", give Punxsutawney Phil a voice, throw a little sunshine his way, make his big day, buy him a coffee....WHATEVER.  HAVE SOME FUN---EVEN.

 

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.

Even The Smallest Ants Cast Long Shadows Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: scott thirtyseven

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

During an early morning walk to work the other day, I noticed that even the smallest ants cast long shadows. This image struck me as one worth exploring. Then I thought to myself that maybe others would also like to turn their creative thoughts to this same image. If you like it too here's your chance.

What to Submit?

1 original poem, with the words "smallest ants cast long shadows" in it somewhere. I'm not worried if these words don't appear in sequence as above, but I want to see them all in your poem. No form restrictions, no length restrictions. Have a ball...

Prizes

First Prize, Tweet link
Second Prize, Tweet link
Third Prize, Tweet link
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.

Rock Me Around the Clock or Rock Me to Sleep--Rhythm Poems Information About the Contest
Sponsored by: Sheri Fresonke Harper

Contest Deadline:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Note From Sponsor:

No updates yet...


Contest Description:

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of your choice.

The focus of this contest is on rhythm. Provide two different rhythms at a minimum and let me feel them through your choice of words. Let your poem rhythm provide me insight into your mood, are you drumming up war, or seducing your mate? Don't say it with words, say it with images and beat. Pound away. Write me something new--if you're just looking for comments, send me a link in a message and pay me back one.

What I will look for in judging is excellent poetry, and two or more rhythms that work well together.


Any form is acceptable.

Prizes

First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory

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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 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:

No updates yet...


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 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.

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:

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.

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