Announcing the winners of the Humanity in Poetry contest!
Thanks from the judges to all 46 contestants for participating!
Judging for the Humanity in Poetry competition had a slightly different approach than some of our past contests. Because the inspiration for the theme of this contest came from the exceptional life of Dallas Nguyen, the compassion demonstrated in the poems was an important critera for judging. We were looking for an inspired response to a subject that was at heart more humanitarian than academic.
If readers looked at world events openly without nationalistic blinders on, or looked upon tragedy without turning away, or noticed a need in their own neighborhoods and felt moved to do something, then the prompt accomplished its purpose. Heart, at least for this contest, was as important as any poetic device.
Having said that, we’re excited to announce the winners!
1st Place, $100 cash via Paypal: Photograph, by Rose Marie Sloan. We felt this poem best captured the spirit of humanity in the contest. It also featured concise wording packed with meaning that set it above its peers. Congratulations, Rose!
2nd Place, $50 cash via Paypal: Wonder, by Cosmo. This poem featured imagery superior to many other contestants. The language in this poem made outstanding technical use of poetic devices, sound and originality.
3rd Place, $25 cash via Paypal: Waiting for Wings, by Chrissy: This poem also engendered a strong emotional response, and featured a very original metaphor that viewed this photograph in a way that set it apart from the other entrants.
Join us in congratulation the winners of the Humanity in Poetry contest!
Announcing the Television Show contest!
After the intense emotions stirred up by the last contest, we wanted to put together something a little more light-hearted for you enthusastic writers to chew on. This next contest is sponsored in part by Scribopile member Keshiins Deer, and we’re super excited to have acclaimed author and editor of Metazen, Len Kuntz, as the judge!
Our next writing contest is a flash fiction contest simply called the Television Show contest. No, that doesn’t mean you get to write Star Trek fan fiction. Instead, we’re looking for very short stories that incorporate themes, plot devices, character types, and other storytelling concepts that inspire you from your favorite TV show.
Mention your inspiration in the ‘About’ section of your work so we know where you’re coming from—and the rest is up to you!
First place wins $100 cash, second wins $50 cash, and third wins $25 cash. Entry is free, as always. Read more about the contest here, and good luck!