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Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:23 pm
WritingPrincess says...



This is now CLOSED for participants.


Hi there! It’s Princess here, and I’ve decided to make a Poetry Contest! This will have a little twist though: you will be working in pairs! Each week, you will be put into different sets of pairs and you will be given a topic to write a poem about in your pair. Either you or your partner must submit your poem before the deadline of that week, otherwise both of you will be disqualified. Each poem will be given a score out of 20, based on the following: following the theme, using interesting vocabulary and making the poem enjoyable to read. Both writers will have that score added onto their score. By the time all of the participants have been paired with all of the other participants, each participant should have quite a high score. The winner is the participant with the highest score. The prizes are:
First place: 300 points, 3 gifts and 3 reviews
Second place: 200 points, 2 gifts and 2 reviews
Third place: 100 points, 1 gift and 1 review
The poem with the highest score will also be shared and both writers will win 50 points each.
I will be judging the poems, but if you would like to help me, then I am welcome to two more judges. Just say if you’re interested!
Judges:
1. @WritingPrincess
2. @concord
3. @snowmonkey9
Entries should be PMed to me before the end of the week by one of the pairs. If I don’t receive a PM, you will be disqualified.
I will begin when I have 10 participants, or the time comes when I have enough participants and am bored of waiting. If we have an odd number, I will participate myself, but obviously the other judges will judge my entries. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! And if you sign up, don’t forget to subscribe to this thread.
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:36 pm
fraey says...



Hey Princess! I'd like to sign up for this! Can participants also be judges? If so, I think judging would be fun as well.
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Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:09 am
WritingPrincess says...



@concord of course you can be a judge as well! I’ll write your name down on the list.
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Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:39 pm
alliyah says...



I'll join! I don't want to be a judge though.
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Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:04 pm
WritingPrincess says...



@alliyah Thanks for joining!
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Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:52 am
TheWeirdoFromBeyond says...



I'm in!
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Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:13 pm
SnowMonkey says...



I can be a judge :)
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Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:19 am
WritingPrincess says...



@snowmonkey9 would you like to be a participant as well or just a judge?
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Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:45 am
SnowMonkey says...



I'll just be a judge if that's cool
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Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:15 am
WritingPrincess says...



@snowmonkey9 that’s really cool. also could you advertise this a little bit please
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Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:44 pm
Storybraniac says...



Im in.
Our thing progresses
I call and you come through
Blow all my friendships
To sit in hell with you
But we’re the greatest
They’ll hang us in the Louvre
Down the back, but who cares? Still the Louvre.

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Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:20 am
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WritingPrincess says...



I do highly apologise that week 4 is not taking place, I simply do not have the time to run it. However, I do hope you enjoyed the other three weeks and congratulations to the winners.
Third place is...
@concord
Second place is...
@alliyah
And first place is...
@TheWeirdoFromBeyond

The poem with the highest score was written by TheWeirdoFromBeyond and alliyah. It scored 16, and here it is:

In days of old, when people died
their family close at bedside
they'd cry and weep, but then they'd nod
'a good death' he surely had
one both complete and brave

And they'd recall memories
of times spent with joy
Ones that can't fade away with time

Their earthly life expended
still their impact lives on
in hearts and stories, in dark and light
in a spark of wisdom held by their kin.

Well done again to the winners and I apologise again for not doing Week 4!
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:24 am
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SnowMonkey says...



Congratulations everyone! XD
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