An Update on the "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" Contest
Blog Posted:3/27/2014 3:25:00 PM
First of all, let me thank all of you who have participated.
I have read all 35 entries into this contest and 25 have been passed along to Round 2.
I do not let everyone win. There are 25 worthy poems that I will rank from 1 - 10. I do not award multiple winners - this is a contest, after all. That means 15 poems that I thought good enough to make it to Round 2, will not be ranked in the end. And, once again, please be reminded, this is just the opinion of one, simple, rather average man.
What separates Poem #1 from Poem #2 and so on, can come down to simple mistakes made in your poem. I noticed some really terrific poems that have some frustrating errors in them. Please, if you are concerned about your placement in this contest, go back and double check your poem. There are some with minor errors that may impact your placement. When deciding between two or more poems with equal merit, those poems without errors will rank better than those with errors.
You all did a fantastic job in writing on this very tough topic. I have found that reading these poems was also very tough due to the subject matter and your very descriptive handling of the theme. As a result, I am going to take a few days off before coming back and ranking the poems.
Thank you, once again, for participating in this contest. And good luck with the final rankings.