What to Submit?
1 original, poem dedicated to a friend on a special occasion.
Poets have been composing lines to celebrate landmarks in the calendar and their friends lives for centuries. Cheesy - yes sometimes - but they can be charming and heartwarming as well.
I think rhyme gives the greeting card impression best. Couplets, triplets, quartets, quintets, sextets, sonnets all acceptable - simply mark them as "verse".
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.
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.