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Kintsukuroi Contest Judged - Roy Jerden's Blog

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Kintsukuroi Contest Judged


Blog Posted:1/17/2014 6:44:00 PM
Pretty closely-contested results. I used the judging criteria posted in my last blog and entered all results in a spread-sheet, then sorted it by score to get the placement.
Three first place ties. Kudos to all. Just as a matter of information, I did score
adherence to the form used. If the form was "I do not know", I gave it a score of
zero on that criterion. Sorry, but I don't find that practice acceptable for a contest.
There were several poems that were good, but focused on the literal definition or physicality rather than the extended metaphor. I did include the best one as an
honorable mention.
A number of scores were also lowered because of trite cliches or its evil twin, overly flowery language, also forced rhymes and the like. I also deducted points for spelling, grammar and syntactical errors. Sorry, Yoda.

Kintsukuroi 
Contest Judged:  1/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Sponsored by: Roy Jerden
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Date: 1/18/2014 2:01:00 AM
Congrats to your winners, Roy. As I recall, this one seemed a bit difficult, so I never tried it. I bet these poets did a great job!
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