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Hello, writers! I am incredibly excited to announce that DA-Poetics is hosting its first poetry contest! This contest is open to all members of DA-Poetics and will feature prizes for first, second, and third place. Without further adieu, allow me to present the details!

Theme

Free Verse Poetry


In order to give writers the utmost freedom, I have decided that there will not be a specific topic assigned. Instead, I this contest will be based on who can write the best free verse poem, regardless of topic or subject matter.

Rules

:bulletblack: All entries must be written in free verse.
:bulletblack: Entrants may only submit one entry to the contest.
:bulletblack: Entrants must submit their poem to the "Free Verse Contest" folder located in the gallery.
:bulletblack: If anyone wishes to remove their entry in lieu of another poem, please send a note and the poem will be swapped in.
:bulletblack: The deadline for entries is December 1st.
:bulletblack: Entries may not exceed fifty lines.
:bulletblack: Judges will not be eligible to participate.
:bulletblack: All entries must be new poems, written between October 18, 2013 and December 1, 2013
:bulletblack: All entrants must be members of DA-Poetics. If you are not currently a member, you are required to sign up before submitting.  


Prizes


First place
2400 points
Feature by RiseandBe, WorldWar-Tori, Rose Scarlet
Critique by MattVoscinar, TheGlassIris, WorldWar-Tori others TBA
Publication of poem in the first issue of Scraps off the Welcome Mat

Second Place
Feature by RiseandBe, WorldWar-Tori, Rose Scarlet
1000 points
Critique by MattVoscinar, TheGlassIris, others TBA
Publication of poem in the first issue of Scraps off the Welcome Mat

Third Place
Feature by RiseandBe, WorldWar-Tori, Rose Scarlet
500 points
Critique by MattVoscinar, TheGlassIris, others TBA
Consideration for publication in the first issue of Scraps off the Welcome Mat

A Note on Scraps off the Welcome Mat

As some of you may know, I will be starting a non-profit literary magazine focused on publishing the best poetry and short fiction possible, starting next year. All authors who are published in this magazine will also be paid a specific dollar amount to be decided at a later date. This contest allows to members of DA-Poetics, and possible a third, to receive legitimate literary publication and be further rewarded for their efforts. This payment will be given on top of the points received for placing in this contest.  

Special Category
500 points

As many of you know, I am extremely fond of high quality critiques. I feel that good critiques are the best way possible to improve your work, bar none. Thus, I have decided to add a special prize which will be given to the best critique by a member of DA-Poetics on a contest submission. Unlike the submission rules, members are encouraged to give as many insightful critiques as possible. This will not only help your fellow poets, but increase your chances on winning this final prize.

Judges

:iconmattvoscinar: MattVoscinar
More TBA (If you are interested in judging this contest, please send me a personal message. Judges will be personally chosen based on merit including writing skill and knowledge of free verse poetry.)


Donors

:iconriseandbe: Rise and Be: Llamas and Features!
:icontheglassiris: The Glass Iris: Critiques!
:iconworldwar-tori: WorldWar-Tori: Features and Critiques!
:iconrosescarlet: Rose Scarlet: Features and Poetry Commissions!

Others TBA (If you are interested in donating to this contest, whether in the form of points,critiques, or other prizes,  please send me a personal message.)

Please spread word of this contest to as many writers as you can. I am hoping to see an influx of new members and an enormous amount of submissions! I wish you all the best of luck in your writing endeavors.
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zadesumagu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dammit Missed the contest I hate school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Writer
There will be plenty more in the future!
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ivorysinkshore Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Writer
Aw! I'm a day late... I have a poem from last month that I wrote for this contest. Whoops. :XD;
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MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Writer
You know what, go ahead and submit it. I'll let this one slide since it's the first contest we've done :)
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ivorysinkshore Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Writer
Aw, thanks so much! :tighthug:
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MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Writer
Not a problem. Thank you for wanting to participate!
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ivorysinkshore Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Writer
** :XD:
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Writer
I am willing to donate features and poetry commissions!
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funkylime123 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
This sounds fun, I'd love to participate!
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Writer
All you have to do it submit :D 
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