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Eight Word Anniversary Poetry Contest

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, February 24, 2019
18 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Michelle Faulkner | Send Soup Mail

Contest Dealine:

2/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

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Contest Description

What to Submit?

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

I am coming up to my one year anniversary of joining Poetry Soup, so I decided to make Anniversary the theme for this contest. It can be either happy (wedding, reaching a special goal/milestone) or sad (loss of a loved one, divorce, etc). Also I enjoy contests that have required words, so there are eight required words:

1. Mirage 2. Dulcet 3. Consolation 4. Pivot 5. Favor 6. Nonverbal 7. Delicate 8. Allure

You can use these in any order. I have posted an example, called 'Poetry Anniversary' to give you an idea of what I'm looking for. I used free verse, but any form is fine, minimum 10 lines, maximum 20 lines. Also you must put the word 'Anniversary' in your title. New entries only, put date at the bottom!
Any form is acceptable.


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.