Formal Fluency Acrostic Olympics Challenge
|Deadline:||Aug 10, 2012|
This Formal Fluency challenge is in honor of the Olympics. An event that only rolls around once every four years must be celebrated! To that end, you’ll be writing an acrostic poem dedicated to an Olympic sport or competitor of your choice. An acrostic poem is a fairly simple poem in which the first letter of each line spells out the theme going down. To make it more complicated, you must also use the last letter of each line to spell the word going up.
Sway the crowd with your charm
Wade through fate like the octopi
In depths against mighty foes so few
May Poseidon guide your stroking arms.
Not a good poem, but you get the point. It spells SWIM going down at the beginning and back up at the end of each line. You’re only limited by that and that the competitors/sports must be from this year’s Olympic games. If you need help finding the right words, try ScrabbleFinder.com.
Let the games begin!
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|1st prize:||$15 cash via PayPal|
Entries must be received before midnight of Friday, August 10th (UTC time) and the winner will be announced within one week of that date.
Entries must be acrostic poems both at the beginning and end of the lines as stated above about a sport or competitor in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Part of our mini-contests is sharing what you've learned: although it's not required, we'd appreciate it if you come weigh in on the group discussion thread here.
Only one entry per member, please. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
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To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Formal Fluency Acrostic Olympics Challenge." Your work will automatically be considered. The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
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