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I Started A Joke

Contest Judged:  12/11/2017 6:29:00 AM
Sponsored by: Maria Williams | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Description

What to Submit?

An Original, new poem on the theme of ’I Started A Joke' that made people Cry, Laugh and Live.
Any Genre` and can be funny, sad or spiritual.

 For an example, please see my poem 'I Started A Joke'

Your Poem can be any form, but, I'm partial to Rhyme and I prefer it not to be in any short form poetry such as Haiku and the associated formats.

 ‘Slams’ or ‘Rants’ on other Poets will not be considered in the judging of the entry.

Contest will be judged on merits in an unbiased fashion with 2 other Judges whom I hold in high esteem.

Silent One
Carole Duet
I myself will be involved in the final selection from the short list of our esteemed judges.


First Prize - Lariese Purely organic Skin Care to the value of AUD$300
Second Prize - Lariese Purely organic Skin Care to the value of AUD$200
Third Prize - Lariese Purely organic Skin Care to the value of AUD$100
Plus - Seven Honorable Mentions.

Prizes will be catered for both women or men or a combination of both. Winners will be asked to nominate their preference before despatch of the prizes.

Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash or monetary value. 


The winners will receive a soup mail from the sponsor informing them if they are a winner.
The winner will be requested to provide their email address and means of identification to a confidential secure email address from where the despatch is made of the prizes.

The judges have the final say and no correspondence will be entered into.

Prizes will be sent at the sponsors cost anywhere in the world by secure mail through Australia post.  
A copy of the postage tracking docket of the parcel will be emailed to the winners.

In the event of the gift parcel being lost in transit, the onus is on the recipient to trace the parcel through the docket tracking number from their local post office.

The organiser is not responsible for any losses or damages in transit.

International Customs
Parcels will be declared as Gift Parcels.
In the unlikely case of there being a customs tariff, it’s the responsibility of recipient to pay any duties charged.

Prizes will be from

Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. 

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. 

The Judges and I look forward to you amazing us with your talented submissions –

Have fun!

Oh! Please show the name of the contest 'I Started A Joke' Sponsored by Maria Williams, at the end of your entry - Thank you