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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.


2023 Quill Nominee


Signature for those who are nominated for a Quill Award in 2021


Signature for use by anyone nominated for a Quill Award in 2020


Signature for winners of Quill Awards for 2017


Image for use by Honorable Mentions in the 2016 Quill Awards


           
       
   
*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  


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






*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.




Round 133


*Sun* 1. "The Whimsy of Clouds by Solace.Bring


Your Judges

Dave
Choconut




Round 132 Winners


1st Place
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Fragments of Recollections  (ASR)
Emptiness fills the head with what used to be colorful imagination.
#2321439 by Allan Charles


2nd Place
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Renewal's Blossom  (E)
A free verse poem about the rebirth of nature.
#2320014 by Dee


3rd Place
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The Bead-Man  (13+)
he sets his table out unfolds the morning folds the evening up
#1538773 by Kåre Enga in Montana



Honorable Mentions

 A Walk in the Rain  (E)
A contemplative walk in the rain
#2321522 by Detective


"I wonder if my cats feel stalked. by Brian K Compton

"Art and Labor by Solace.Bring




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 Willcox for designing the images for this contest

Thank you to Brenpoet for the ribbon awarded to this contest


A huge thanks to Angels 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)
A Contest for Metrical Rhyming Poetry.
#2055137 by Brenpoet




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