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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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:iconzadesumagu:
zadesumagu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dammit Missed the contest I hate school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Writer
There will be plenty more in the future!
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:iconssensory:
ssensory Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   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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:iconmattvoscinar:
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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:iconssensory:
ssensory Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013   Writer
Aw, thanks so much! :tighthug:
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Writer
Not a problem. Thank you for wanting to participate!
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:iconssensory:
ssensory Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   Writer
** :XD:
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:iconrosescarlet:
RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Writer
I am willing to donate features and poetry commissions!
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:iconfunkylime123:
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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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   General Artist
I can donate a feature and 3 critiques (split up however you wish:))

just remind me when you announce the winners :love:
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Writer
Most certainly will. I'll add you to the journal


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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   General Artist
alright thanks :)
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice! I'm hoping to find the time and inspiration to enter. However, either way, I would like to donate llamas and features to all the winners. A feature in my personal journal, in %PoeticalCondition's journal and in %ComeTogetherProject's journal.
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Writer
You are so kind.
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Eh, I try. :nod:
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Advertised in :iconcometogetherproject: Link: fav.me/d6se8ro
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you so much!
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome :)
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:icondarxetta413:
Darxetta413 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This makes everything kind of free-lanced and cool. I like it. x3 
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:iconezradeacon:
ezradeacon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there :wave:

Your contest has been added to #DALiteratureContests list here. :)
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:iconrosescarlet:
RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Writer
Yay! I'll post a journal on this! <3
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Writer
Thank youuuu!
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:iconnawkaman:
nawkaman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I'm not usually Super Contest Guy, but mayhaps I will partake in this one. :)
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Writer
That would be awesome. I look forward to seeing your work!
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:iconthemoonofmyheart:
Themoonofmyheart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This sounds good. :) I am actually new to this. how do we submit the poem? Like put the link in the comments?
Qita
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Writer
Nope, just submit to the contest folder :D
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:iconthemoonofmyheart:
Themoonofmyheart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh god forgive my ignorance but where is it exactly? :|
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student Writer
Right next to the featured folder on the Gallery Folders widget. 
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:iconthemoonofmyheart:
Themoonofmyheart Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
got it. thank you so much. :)
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:iconazizriandaoxrak:
AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i would LOOOOOOOOOOVE to participate :)

I will definitely do my best ^^
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Writer
Wonderful! Can't wait to see it
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:iconocean-whispers:
ocean-whispers Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Writer
Will definitely consider trying my hand at this contest!  :)
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:iconmattvoscinar:
MattVoscinar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Writer
:D 
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