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Diamante Poetry Contest Poetry Competition

Write a diamante poem with the following rules: 7 lines with the first and last line consisting of one word, the second and sixth of two words, the third and fifth of three words, and the fourth line of four words. This poem should resemble of a diamond.
Deadline in 1 days. Entries due by August 24, 2017

The America Library of Poetry

With a mission to 'fan the flames of literacy', this poetry contest offers a cash prize. Date Due: Ongoing.

Political Acrostic Poems Wanted Poetry Competition

Write a10-line to 15-line acrostic poem with a political point of view.
Limitations:
No sound, animation, or other special effects of any kind.
Use one-color font on one-color background, selected from FS basic and advanced editors only.
One illustration (optional).
No author?s notes permitted. Deadline in 3 days. Entries due by August 26, 2017

valentines Poetry Contest

write a romantic poem about valentines the poem must rhyme and use the words note paper, car and a kettle Deadline in 4 days. Entries due by August 27, 2017

Break the Bank! Epic poem contest Poetry Competition

Write a fictional epic poem of a great conflict. Minimum 100 lines to a maximum of 200 lines. Must rhyme, in quatrains, see rhyme schemes below. No free verse. Deadline in 1 week. Entries due by August 30, 2017

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Contest

Enter a poem in any style or genre to enter this contest at Winning Writers. Date Due: April 15th.

Dragons Poetry Competition

any type of poem about dragons Deadline in 1 week. Entries due by August 31, 2017

Ethics and Integrity Poetry Competition

This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement.
The Textbook Definition of Ethics and Integrity is:
Ethics: The discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation. A set of moral principles.
Integrity: The firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values: incorruptibility, an unimpaired condition: soundness; the quality or state of being complete or undivided.
Deadline in 1 week. Entries due by August 31, 2017

Reader's Digest

Share an original poem with 15 lines or less to enter this poetry contest. Date Due: January 30th.

Lyrics Make The Song Contest Poetry Contest

Write song lyrics to enter this contest. Deadline in 1 week. Entries due by September 1, 2017

My First Win-No Disqualification! Poetry Competition

This is a poetry contest. There is no disqualification and the poet may chose any form they wish. Only entrants who have never won a contest before are eligible. Deadline in 1 week. Entries due by September 3, 2017

Poets Choice II-No Disqualification Poetry Contest

This is a poetry contest. The poet will chose THEIR style and manner of presentation without restriction. No one will be disqualified. Deadline in 1 week. Entries due by September 3, 2017

A Creepy Doll Poetry Competition

a rhyming poem about a creepy doll You are challenged to write a poem that somehow incorporates the artwork shown in the announcement. Deadline in 1 week. Entries due by September 4, 2017

The dentist Poetry Competition

A poem about the dentist in ABAB poetry any length must have the word dentures in it This is a topic based contest. Write a story based on the topic provided in the the announcement. Entries due by September 10, 2017

Combination Poem Poetry Competition

a rhyming or non-rhyming poem containing two forms of poetry Entries due by October 30, 2017

David and Goliath theme poem Poetry Competition

Write a poem where the little guy beats the odds and gets the best of the big guy. Must have at least eight lines of no less than four syllables per line. Rhyming poetry only, please - no free verse. Entries due by November 12, 2017

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