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Rated: E · Message Forum · Nature · #2000001
NATURE-themed quarterly contest.


"Verdant Poetry Group


Founded by ✴Gervic__✍
Managed by Choconut ~ NaNoing. Go Purple! and assisted by ~Lifelessons~ , Whata's Learnin' , and ~Minja~



"To me a lush carpet of pine needles
or spongy grass is more welcome
than the most luxurios Persian rug."
- Helen Keller



Though inspiration as a poet truly comes from within, nature can act as a means to enhance imagination and devices used in our poetry. I believe that nature possesses a unique and grandest beauty that only poets can perfectly describe. And I want you dear poets to bring forth your NATURE POETRY to prove this.

Verdant Poetry Contest is especially created to bring out the best nature poetry you guys could possibly create. And of course, delightful prizes await.




*ButterflyV* I read and understood the rules, bring me right to the message forum. *ButterflyV*


Please read carefully the following Contest Rules prior to submitting your entry:

FORM: Check below for the form of the month.
GENRE: Nature only or pieces which nature is the main genre.
EDITS: You may edit your entry up until the due date. Please no editing after this, or your poem will be disqualified.
RATING: Entry must not exceed 18+ rating. Anything that does will be deleted from the forum.
LIMIT: Only one entry per person per month.
LINKING: All entries must be submitted in Big Item Format (bitem format). If you need help with bitem linking, please see WritingML Help for b-item or "Newbie Hyperlinking 101 - Bitem Format
PROMPT: This contest can be a prompt-based or prompt-free. The host will announce it through forum post.
REVIEW: The panel are not oblige to give all entries a review. However, reviewing is strongly encouraged and is given attention if time permits.
RIGHTS: We reserve the right to hold prizes if there are not enough entries. All qualifying entries for the current round will be carried over to next. One winner will be awarded if there are only 3-5 entries, two winners for 6-9 entries, and three winners plus honorable mentions if more than 10 entries.


Entries non-compliant to the aforementioned rules are considered non-qualifying.

Judges' decision is always final and irrevocable.






FIRST PLACE
Merit Badge in Verdant
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For making Verdant Poetry Contest rise and running again, thank you so much  [Link To User purplesunday] ! This badge serves as a token of Appreciation.
*Up* VERDANT MB *Up*
50K LIGHT GREEN Ribbon


SECOND PLACE
25K LIGHT GREEN Ribbon
Autumn MB



THIRD PLACE
10K LIGHT GREEN Ribbon


HONORABLE MENTIONS
5K Gift Points





This is a QUARTERLY contest occurring each season. Rounds will be held in June, September, December, March, and June. Each round starts on the 1st of the month at 0:01am WDC Time, and closes at the end of the month at midnight WDC Time. Look for the Start and Closed posted messages.







*TulipR* *Heart* *TulipR* *Heart* *TulipR* ROUND 18 ~ AUTUMN *TulipR* *Heart* *TulipR* *Heart* *TulipR*
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PROMPT DESCRIPTION (You don't have to use all the words or include them in the poem):
DORMANT, BONFIRE, COBWEBS, SLEEP, HUNT, PINE CONES, SCARECROWS


Pen a poem.
Be it your experiences, observations, or thoughts.
Images are provided for inspiration.


REQUIRED POETRY FORM
LENTO. Minimum 8 lines.
Must follow the form exactly.
Here is a link which explains the form: Lento Explanation  



IMAGE PROMPTS
Click here

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*Pumpkin2* 1."A Very British Autumn "   by Robert Edward Baker
*Pumpkin2* 2. "Regeneration"   by Warped Sanity
*Pumpkin2* 3. "Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor
*Pumpkin2* 4. "Autumn"   by CJ
*Pumpkin2* 5. "Hunting Pine Cones"   by Prosperous Snow
*Pumpkin2* 6. "Pieces of Once Full Moon"   by Azrael Tseng
*Pumpkin2* 7. "Poles Apart"   by DancingPen-NaNoBlue
*Pumpkin2* 8. "Autumn Hunt"   by Sharmelle's Expressions
*Pumpkin2* 9. "Sorry Autumn - Not a Fan"   by celticsea
*Pumpkin2* 10. "Autumn Joys"   by Quest-YELLOW-Thanks Schnujo
*Pumpkin2* 11. "Doe A Deer"   by Lisa Noe~kittylove
*Pumpkin2* 12. "Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor
*Pumpkin2* 13. "Freedom"   by Someone
*Pumpkin2* 14. "Rust and Gold"   by Lostwordsmith- Thanks, Jody!
*Pumpkin2* 15. "A Walk in the Woods"   by Emily
*Pumpkin2* 16. "Signs of Autumn"   by eyestar-Thanks Jody!
*Pumpkin2* 17. "Autumnal Denials"   by Jayne
*Pumpkin2* 18. "Autumn's Brilliance - - (Lento)"   by RRodgers👮Thank You,Papa👮
*Pumpkin2* 19. "When Florence Came to Call"   by The Batty Bard








If you want to become a guest judge, please email Choconut ~ NaNoing. Go Purple! .

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JUDGING CRITERIA:


*DropG* Expression/Presentation (covers the form, rhythm
and rhyme)
*DropG* Imagery
*DropG* Grammar
*DropG* Impact to readers
*DropG* Relevance to the topic (applies if round provides
prompt to follow)


These areas will be rated from 1-10.








*BalloonG* *BalloonG* *BalloonG*AUTUMN WINNERS *BalloonG* *BalloonG* *BalloonG*



FIRST PLACE

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Autumn's Brilliance - - (Lento)  (E)
A Celebration of Autumn - Verdant Poetry Contest (Autumn terms-images prompt) - Sept 2018
#2170210 by RRodgers👮Thank You,Papa👮


SECOND PLACE

Signs of Autumn  (E)
Lento form entry for Verdant Poetry Contest
#2169832 by eyestar-Thanks Jody!


JOINT THIRD PLACE

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Autumnal Denials  (E)
Don't answer the door. It might be winter trying to sell us snow.
#2170169 by Jayne


&

STATIC
Rust and Gold  (E)
New hues swathe the forest terrain
#2169333 by Lostwordsmith- Thanks, Jody!


HONOURABLE MENTIONS

 
STATIC
A Walk in the Woods  (13+)
Brothers discuss Halloween on a walk through an evening wood
#2169639 by Emily


 Autumn  (E)
A day in the fall forest
#2167903 by CJ


 
STATIC
When Florence Came to Call  (13+)
on the wings of a Double Lento poem
#2170477 by The Batty Bard





*Poseyr* This contest is back and in great need of your help with gift point donations to give away prizes. Any amount is welcomed and appreciated.

*Poseyr* Please send your gift points donation to [#1999999] "Verdant Poetry Group or include it on your forum post.

*Poseyr* All donations 20K and above will get a raffle ticket worth 1,000 GPs to any active raffle fundraiser.

*Poseyr* Donations reaching 50K get you a Nature MB.

*Poseyr* Donations more than 200K will get the commissioned Verdant MB. Thank you!


A special thanks to Thankful Angels in my Ear for this Verdant Ribbon gracing the page.




FEATURED IN:

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*Heart* A huge thank you to the following who donated to this contest:



*Poseyp* CONTEST DONATORS *Poseyp*

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*Mailp* : Ticket Purchased
*ButterflyG* : Nature MB Sent
*Grass* : Verdant MB Sent






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