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social justice free verse

Contest Judged:  4/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
Sponsored by: John Hamilton | Send Soup Mail
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Contest Winner Medal 1 Prayer for the City Janis Thompson
Contest Winner Medal 1 Counting Ripples Frederic Parker
Contest Winner Medal 1 They Call This Social Justice Dear Heart a.k.a. Broken Wings
Contest Winner Medal 2 Tender Labor Subimal Sinha-Roy
Contest Winner Medal 2 Progress and Development Sandra Haight
Contest Winner Medal 2 Princess Love Merel van den Brink
Contest Winner Medal 2 To The Slanderers Gregory R Barden
Contest Winner Medal 2 They Are The Future Emile Pinet
Contest Winner Medal 3 HUMAN TRANSGRESSION nette onclaud
Contest Winner Medal 3 LOST CHILDREN OF THE STREET Line Gauthier
Contest Winner Medal 3 Just Another Day in a Genocide Sheryl Martin
Contest Winner Medal 3 Distinguishing Right From Wrong, Enablers, and the Enabled Gershon Wolf
4 Tell them we care Vijay Pandit
4 Facebook - an Album of Tarnished Reflections John Anderson
4 An Evening Of Social Justice John lawless
5 Dreams-social Justice contest Patti Hereth
5 A Sunken Heart Kai Michael Neumann

Contest Description

What to Submit?

1 original, poem on the theme of social justice, take any social problem...explore the why's and consequences, also possible solutions that seems to be plausible (although not likely). I'm looking for emotional impact.

PLEASE no TRUMP or any political poems, I will not read or place them!!

Please minimum 14 lines, maximum 50 lines.

Remember no names, please date the poem, new poems only!

Only twenty placements so do your best, but don't be disappointed if you don't place this time, keep writing and improving, I will reward the best poems as always(according to my criteria and opinion)

Thanks for entering my contest, now go write me a beauty!!


First Prize, Recognition
Second Prize, Recognition
Third Prize, Recognition
Up to 6 multiple placements

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.