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Do you love the challenge and creativity of free verse poetry? This contest is for you.
New banner for use in Shadows & Light Poetry Contest. 
"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."
~Carl Sandburg

What is free form or free verse poetry? Well, the formal definition is poetry composed of either rhymed or unrhymed lines that have no set fixed metrical pattern. But the exact definition is written by the poet. Free form poetry has become the favored form for new and experienced poets alike. It provides the freedom of creativity, without the structure of traditional poetry.

However, it is deceptive in its simplicity, and can actually be very difficult. Do you have the skill to conquer this form of poetic expression? Have you mastered this art? Or do you just want to see if you are on the right track? This contest will put those skills to the test, and give you valued feedback from qualified judges. The prizes aren't bad either.

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Signature for winners of Quill Awards for 2017

Image for use by Honorable Mentions in the 2016 Quill Awards

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Rules for S&L contest
*FlagR*  Contest begins at 12:00 AM WDC time on the 15th of each month and ends at 11:59 PM on the 14th of the next month.
*FlagR* Any subject and theme is acceptable. This is not a theme or prompt based contest.
*FlagR* Must not exceed a rating of 18+.
*FlagR* Must be 40 lines or fewer. Please give a line count at the bottom of your submission.
*FlagR* Can be old or new items, but must be in your portfolio.
*FlagR* Items with awardicons are accepted.
*FlagR* One entry per poet, per round.
*FlagR* Poems may not be resubmitted in future rounds once they have been judged.
*FlagR* Must be submitted in Bitem or Entry format. { bitem:xxxxxx} or { entry:xxxxxx} If you need help with bitem linking, please see "Newbie Hyperlinking 101 - Bitem Format
*Flagr* Editing is allowed, but judging is done throughout the month so edits may be missed by the judges.

*Flagbl* For a basic free verse definition and examples, see
Shadow Poetry Free Verse  
Poet's Garret Free Verse  

For quick and easy linking to our contest page, use our item alias {item:shadows}

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Prizes for S&L contest

*Star* 1st Place: 50K Awardicon + S&L II MB
*Star* 2nd Place: 25K Awardicon + S&L MB
*Star* 3rd Place: 10K Awardicon + S&L MB
*Star* Honorable Mention: S&L MB

1st Place wins the new MB ~ Merit Badge in Shadows & Light II
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Congratulations on your new merit badge! Thank you for supporting the Writing.Com community with your inspirations, participation and activities. We sincerely appreciate it! -SMs
2nd, 3rd, and HMs win this MB Merit Badge in Shadows and Light
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Congratulations on winning an Honorable Mention in Round 29 of the  [Link To Item #1935693]  for your poem  [Link To Item #2055406]

If there are fewer than 5 entries, only First place will be awarded. If there are fewer than 8, only 1st and 2nd will be awarded. Honorable mentions may be given at the judges discretion. Awards listed above are based on 20 entries or more. If the current round has less than 20 entries upon closing, the awards may be decreased.

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Round 100

*Pumpkin2* 1. "Weather Girl Resigns by Solace.Bring
*Pumpkin* 2. "Earth's Desire"   by Snow Vampire
*Pumpkin2* 3. "The Halloween poem"   by Bubblegum Jones
*Pumpkin* 4. "Eye in the Darkness"   by LeJenD'ry Ghoul
*Pumpkin2* 5. "Sploosh! Bus!! by Born To Lose Keith Compton
*Pumpkin* 6. "Cart making by deemac-abre
*Pumpkin2* 7. "The Library"   by WriterAngel
*Pumpkin* 8. "The Shape of Air"   by ßΘΘEyez
*Pumpkin2* 9. "Drums"   by a E Weatherwax
*Pumpkin* 10. "There comes a softening — to cantucci "   by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
*Pumpkin2* 11. "Let's touch"   by WakeUpAndLive~Spooctacular👻
*Pumpkin* 12. "It's Me Again by Beholden
*Pumpkin2* 13. "They Wait by Andy~your friend till the end
*Pumpkin* 14. " Still, I Flee"   by Bones, beasts, midnight feasts
*Pumpkin2* 15. "⭐ Bottle Problems by Roseille ♥

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Judges for S&L contest

Gravedigger Dave
Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!

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Winners for S&L contest

Round 99

1st Place  
Sadomasochism  (18+)
Her heart is a crematorium.
#2212072 by BeWitching

2nd Place
The Thing I Buried  (13+)
Some things just won't stay buried
#2233448 by ßΘΘEyez

3rd Place
Sun Rising  (E)
the rising of the sun
#2257420 by LeJenD'ry Ghoul

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Donors for S&L contest

Donations of 40K or more will receive an MB. Donations can be made in the forum or at "Shadows and Light Free Verse Group. Donations of gift certificates or raffle tickets are appreciated.

Special thanks to a E Weatherwax for designing the images for this contest

Thank you to Boo!Poet for the ribbon awarded to this contest

A huge thanks to My Mothers Angel in my Ear who had the original vision for this contest, and who created it for all of us! *Heart**Hug**Heart*

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Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest  (E)
Test your skill and talent in the art of traditional poetry in this monthly contest.
#2055137 by Boo!Poet

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by Roseille ♥  •  10-14-21 @ 5:01 pm
by Bones, beasts, midnight feasts  •  10-14-21 @ 2:59 pm
by Andy~your friend till the end  •  10-14-21 @ 2:20 pm
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by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!  •  10-14-21 @ 7:54 am
by Beholden  •  10-13-21 @ 11:22 pm
by WakeUpAndLive~Spooctacular👻  •  10-13-21 @ 9:35 pm
by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville  •  10-13-21 @ 8:20 pm
by a E Weatherwax  •  10-13-21 @ 10:32 am
by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!  •  10-13-21 @ 5:30 am
by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!  •  10-13-21 @ 5:29 am
by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!  •  10-13-21 @ 5:28 am
by ßΘΘEyez  •  10-12-21 @ 7:57 pm
by WriterAngel  •  10-11-21 @ 11:41 am
by deemac-abre  •  10-08-21 @ 8:54 am
by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!  •  10-06-21 @ 11:32 am
by Born To Lose Keith Compton  •  10-06-21 @ 10:26 am
by Choco’s gone nuts -Mwaahaha!  •  10-01-21 @ 6:15 am
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