by Dr M C Gupta
A monthly contest for formal poetry in rhyme and meter.
POETRY IN RHYME AND RHYTHM CONTEST: Abridged Announcement (For full announcement, see "DETAILED BACKGROUND OF MY POETRY CONTEST" )|
A. AIM, RATIONALE & UNIQUE FEATURE--
The AIM of this contest is to provide a forum for posting poems that reflect excellence in poetry written in proper English following the rules of rhyme and rhythm. The RATIONALE is that structurally well written poetry seems to have been overshadowed by free verse and its variants and needs to be encouraged. The UNIQUE FEATURE, as distinct from most other contests, is that only those poems that have a definite syllabic and rhyme scheme are eligible.
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-- There is no prompt. The only requirement is that the poem must follow a definite rhyme and syllabic scheme of the writer's choice . This scheme, or the name of the poetry form (such as, Shakespearean sonnet, ghazal, villanelle etc.), or both, must be mentioned.
3—Only one poem, old or new, per round.
4--A poem can be submitted even if it has been submitted earlier. A poem may be submitted to more than one of my contests.
5. Each round starts and ends with the month.
6. Editing after submission is allowed. However, please note that I judge soon after posting. If you think that the revised form merits higher rating, you must request me to view it again.
7. -- The prize for the best poem:
For first 60 rounds-- 10,000 GP
From Round 61 onwards--5000 GP
The prize amount may be enhanced / divided between winning entries.
C. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1--. I will be using Cambridge and Random House dictionaries for spelling, syllables, accent etc. In case of conflict, the Cambridge will be decisive.
2--. Donations are solicited and welcome. They can be sent to me directly by sending me a mail and attaching the GP to it. The list of donors is given below. The contributions are listed in the order they are received. Donations are requested to enable me to keep my poetry contests going. I spend 240,000 GP in an year for my contests and need support.
3--.Please post the entry as a bitem link. If not possible, post through any other link or, even, directly in the Forum.
4. Only an entry rated 5 by me will be eligible for winning. All entries rated as 5 stars by me will be subdivided into three categories, 5-, 5 and 5+, along with a 5++ if necessary. Highest scoring entry gets the prize.
D--. SOME USEFUL LINKS--
For list of past prompts and winners: "PAST CONTEST PROMPTS & WINNERS" .
For explanation of rhyme and rhythm:
--in prose, WHAT ARE RHYME AND SYLLABLE PATTERNS?—"RHYME AND SYLLABLE PATTERNS--ed-pick" ,
--in poetry, RHYME AND RHYTHM—"WHAT IS A POEM?" .
My other contests—
"FIVE STAR POETRY CONTEST:editor's choice"
"SONNET AND GHAZAL CONTEST: Closed"
LIST OF DONORS:
Tammy~Catchin Up~ 2,500 GP
gailey 2,000 GP
Anonymous 10,000 GP
kireimusume 100,000 GP
invisibleinque 3000 GP
Marti 5000 GP
reblackwell 10,000 GP
monty31802 1000 GP
Brenpoet 2000 GP
DragonBlue 5000 GP
Bobby Lou Stevenson 10,000 GP
Kate Giving Thanks 1000 GP
monty31802 1000 GP [Second contribution]
Brenpoet 2000 GP [Second contribution]
jdlbrooke 5000 GP
ezseeker 50,000 GP
ezseeker 50,000 GP [Second contribution]
COUNTRYMOM-JUST REMEMBER ME 5000 GP
monty31802 2000 GP [Third contribution]
MadManMike (taking sabbatical) 5000 GP
SonofDrogo 3000 GP
Gabriella 10,000 GP
Juneau 1500 GP
VikramAdith 1000 GP
Aries King 2000 GP
Jamdownjenny 5000 GP
Juneau 10,000 GP [Second contribution]
Blueyez 3000 GP
monty31802 5000 GP [Fourth contribution]
~Sue~ 5000 GP
Blueyez 5000 GP [Second contribution]
phairo 2500 GP
Armadillo 7000 GP
Rachwrites82 1000 GP
dedd dredd 5000 GP
~Sue~ 5000 GP [Second contribution]
A.Grace 3000 GP
~Sue~ 10,000 GP [Third contribution]
Rustys GOOF 20,000 GP
J. A. Buxton 100,000 GP
E. Manual H., Jr. 1000 GP
Armadillo 3000 GP [Second contribution]
~Sue~ 6,000 GP [Fourth contribution]
Humming Bird 5,000 GP
Quizmo LaGrande 20,000 GP
smithy 5,000 GP
Kate Giving Thanks 2,000 GP
smithy 5,000 GP
Rachwrites82 1500 GP
Eiji 5,000 GP
~Sue~ 5,000 GP [Fifth contribution]
Blueyez 5000 GP [Third contribution]
Germloucks 2,000 GP
monty31802 2000 GP [Fifth contribution]
Keith (Dutch) Kuttner 50,000 GP
Miss Natalie 1,000 GP
~Sue~ 10,000 GP [Sixth contribution]
Joshua Pilger 1000 GP
Keith (Dutch) Kuttner ३0,000 GP [Second contribution]
chopstix - Bye Bye WDC 10,000 GP
EarlyHours-A Vigilante Ranger 30,000 GP
DRSmith 5000 GP
Melinda 500 GP
* First Prize winner in the The Best of the Rest Contest, "The Best of the Rest" hosted by StephB Keeping Warm .
* Editor's pick in the Contests and Activities Newsletter dated 19 March 2008.
* Showcased in Poetry Newsletters, 9 September 2009, 3 March 2010,15 July 2010, 13 July 2011 and 16 November 2011.
M C Gupta
1 October 2005