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Do you love the challenge and creativity of free verse poetry? This contest is for you.
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"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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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 MB
*Star* 2nd Place: 25K Awardicon + S&L MB
*Star* 3rd Place: 10K Awardicon + S&L MB
*Star* Honorable Mention: S&L MB

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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 80


*TulipP* 1. "Picturing Life"   by ♥HOOves♥
*TulipP* 2. "The big T"   by rinsoxy
*TulipP* 3. "Gargoyle"   by Beholden




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Judges for S&L contest


Angels in my Ear
Dave
Choconut


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Winners for S&L contest


Round 79


1st Place  
STATIC
But I Only Have Eyes For Him  (E)
This was one of the most beautiful and emotional moments I have ever witnessed <3
#2209469 by Emily ~ On Vacay!


2nd Place
STATIC
Pines  (E)
A poem about solitude amongst the pines.
#2198668 by Beholden


3rd Place
STATIC
Whatever it Takes  (18+)
This is a raw expression of pure terror for those who sometimes come at night.
#2019282 by Nix ~ tks anonymous!



Honorable Mentions

"🏅 Supernova by Darleen🌙2020

"Kites by Brian 2020 Focus

 This Christmas  (ASR)
This Christmas.
#2208742 by Paul D






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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 Princess Zelda for designing the images for this contest

Thank you to Brenpoet for the ribbon awarded to this contest


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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 Brenpoet




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