Why I am posting this Contest.
This semster I am taking a college course about Christ at my religious college that is requiring me to do a project that deepens and expands my Faith. I have chosen to compile a poetry anthology that is full of poems that I and others have written about Faith in general and about Christ. I don't want to discriminate so a few poems on non-chirsitain faiths will be included as well in order to round out my understanding of Faith, so don't hesitate to enter something even if you aren't Christian.
I AM DOING A PROJECT FOR CLASS. ANY POEM WRITTEN AND SUBMITTED HAS THE POSSIBLITY TO BE INCLUDED IN MY ANTHOLOGY. ANYONE WHO DOES NOT WANT THEIR POEM INCLUDED.....DON'T SUBMIT ANYTHING. I AM TAKING SUBMISSION AS PERMISSION.
I will email the winners and ask permission again and will properly cite the poems I do use. All credits will be given to the poet. This will not be sold for any profit. If anyone wants acess to the anthology after it is compiled shoot me an email and I will share my google document with you. :)
What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of Faith. This can be and actually is encouraged to be a religious poem. I will try to not discriminate based upon religion. Some prompts to get you started are poems prayer, a place or way your worship, based on scriptures you find particuarly inspiring or a doctrine near to your heart. This does not have to be a new poem. Anything goes.
If you want to see them some examples from my posted poetry are:
A Prayer: https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/a_prayer_1148227
A Heart of Gold: https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/a_heart_of_gold_1148224
My Testimony: https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_testimony_-_religious_569948
As you can see they are varied in form, style, and content! That is what I am looking for! Be creative in expressing your faith!
Any form is acceptable.
First Prize, Glory: A place in my anthology
Second Prize, Glory: A place in my anthology
Third Prize, Glory: A place in my anthology
Up to Seven Honorable Mentions: A possible place in my anthology
*I will inform you I am using your poem.
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.
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.