Test your skill and talent in the art of traditional poetry in this monthly contest.
"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.~Edgar Allan Poe.
Do you love writing rhyming poetry? Poetry is the music of the heart and soul. Through the use of lyrical words and rhyme and meter we sing their melody.
Rhyme and meter are two of the basic building blocks upon which many other poetic devices are built. And they can be difficult to master. This contest will focus solely on traditional poetry using meter and rhyme. It is through those devices that we begin to feel and hear the beat of the poetic heart.
Contest begins at 12:00 AM WDC time on the 1st of each month and ends at around noon on the last.
There is a limit of 20 Entries per Round. The round will close early if this limit is reached.
Must not exceed a rating of 18+.
Discretionary limit of 50 lines.
Can be old or new items, but must be in your portfolio.
Form poetry is accepted
Items with Awardicons are not eligible. (Unless the Awardicon is a personal gift.)
Individual poems from books are allowed if they are not individually Awarded.
One entry per poet, per round.
Poems may only be entered for one Round of this Contest.
Must be submitted in Bitem or Entry format.
Editing is allowed up to close of Round.
There is no theme or prompt, but I do look for originality.
If you need help with bitem linking, please see "Newbie Hyperlinking 101 - Bitem Format"
1st Place: 25K Awardicon
2nd Place: 10K Awardicon + Poetry MB
3rd Place: 10K Awardicon
If there are fewer than 6 entries, only First place will be awarded.
Round 65 February 2021
Joint 3rd Place
***** Due to Contest Funds being in a very healthy state I will not need any GP Donations for the rest of the year.******
Group GPs are held in: "Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest Bank" .
Grateful thanks for the Donation and Support given by:
An Anonymous Donor
and also by
Many thanks and acknowledgements to Monty
for setting up this Contest and for the fine Awardicon and beautiful new image.