by Dr M C Gupta
A monthly contest to reward the best poem out of 5-star poems.
FIVE STAR POETRY CONTEST|
WHAT IS THE CONTEST ABOUT?
This is a prompt-less poetry contest for high quality poetry which, for me, is poetry written in correct English and having one or more of the following characteristics:
-- Great flow
--Uniqueness of subject or structure or presentation, a feeling of "standing out" or of "being different"
--A feeling, after the poem has been read and the window closed, that the poem still lingers there somewhere in the mind.
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
1--ENTRY FEE: You need to review any item of your choice from my port. The review must not be earlier than 7 days prior to submitting your entry. The entry post should include the following sentence--
"I have reiewed the following item.............. towards the entry fee".
2-- LINK--The poem must be posted as a bitem link. It cannot be posted directly in the forum.
3. RATING--It must have been rated. Average rating must be at least 4.5 stars. If there is a single rating only, it should be 5.
4--VISIBILITY--The rating must be visible to me. [Please note that rating is not visible if the item is private or if you choose the option-'This item requires review along with rating'].
5.PERMISSIBILITY-- Only one entry per round. Items that have won awards, prizes, awardicons etc. are permitted.
6. PERIODICITY-- Each monthly round starts on the first of the month, lasts till the end of the month.
7. PRIZE--—The he best poem will get a prize of 10,000 GP if it is rated 5 by me. Prize amount may be enhanced / divided between winning entries at the discretion of the judge (myself).
A QUESTION ANSWERED
QUESTION--What do you consider a 5 Star poem? Does it have to have a certain amount of ratings? Some of my poems were 5 stars and then someone will come along and give it a lower rating so it drops. It seems this is a sliding scale. Does it have to be 5 stars from everyone, no matter what?
ONE: In my reckoning, a 5-star poem is that which does not have the following:
3—Punctuation mistakes that render the poem unreadable or difficult to comprehend;
4—Lack of flow;
5—Lack of feeling / appeal /message;
6—Faulty rhyme if it has been written as a rhymed poem;
7—Faulty syllabic counts if it has been written in a specific syllabic format;
8—Non-conformity with essential requirements (as in case of a sonnet, ghazal, haiku, pantoum, villanelle etc.).
TWO: The number and average value of ratings it already has is immaterial. I am not guided by others' ratings.
NOTE ONE--Donations are welcome and may be sent directly to me. The names of those who donate 500 GP or more will be listed here in the order of receipt of donations.
NOTE TWO--I had two more poetry contests--"POETRY IN RHYME - RHYTHM CONTEST-winner" and "SONNET AND GHAZAL CONTEST: Closed" . These have been discontinued starting this year because of lack of response.
NOTE THREE--I just got too busy and this contest became inactive after the 40th round which ended 10 January 2012. I am sorry for that. It is being revived now. The current round for September 2012 is labelled as the 41st round and will end on 30th September.
* Showcased in the "Contests and Activities Newsletter" dated 11 November 2009
* Showcased in the "Contests and Activities Newsletter" dated 12 May 2010
* Showcased in the "Contests and Activities Newsletter" dated 2 June 2010
* Showcased in the "Contests and Activities Newsletter" dated 5 January2010
M C Gupta
7 September 2008 (Revised, 3 September 2012)
LIST OF DONORS (500 GP or more)--The following donations are gratefully acknowledged (in the order in which they were received).
~Sue~ 10,000 GP
mousybrown 2,500 GP
Flower-LetsLiveLife! 10,000 GP
~Sue~ 5,000 GP [Second contribution]
Sandy~HopeWhisperer 1000 GP
Vincent Gaines 20, 000 GP
Jeanne Riggs Workman 10,000 GP
LdyPhoenix - Aflame Again 3,500 GP
HuntersMoon 5,000 GP
Minerva Hana 2,000 GP
stacylynn71 25, 000 GP
Luke 20, 000 GP
~Sue~ 10,000 GP [Third contribution]
dedd dredd 5, 000 GP
Ida_Matilda_Wright Help 50, 000 GP
Armadillo 4,000 GP
Bodee 500 GP
Than Pence 5, 000 GP
Venton 1000 GP
twon721 1000 GP
embe 10,000 GP
Winn Storm 500 GP
Michaela Elliott 500 GP
earthangel2009 1000 GP
chopstix 5,000 GP
~Sue~ 5,000 GP [Fourth contribution]
HuntersMoon 1,000 GP [Second contribution]
lindacheckmate 1,000 GP
saundra 1,000 GP
cdriscoll 500 GP
Malizzzter 1,000 GP
McAlhany 2,000 GP
embe 10,000 GP--second donation
EarlyHours-A Vigilante Ranger 60,000 GP
Robbie 750 GP
Quihadi 1000 GP
Arthur de Tolly 500 GP
celticsea 500 GP
Crissy ~ Love Spring Flowers 10,000 GP
embe 1000 GP--Third contribution
Jale DeCrittare 500 GP
Klynn 1,000 GP
monty31802 1000 GP
Arthur de Tolly 500 GP
suzyuu 500 GP
embe 5000 GP--Fourth contribution
S.I.N. Quentin 500 GP
Sum1 5000 GP
Marlon Dacosta 1000 GP--6 July 2011
monty31802 2000 GP -- Second contribution
BEAR 4000 GP
DRAY 1331 GP