A contest for poets who write poetry about strong and/or controversial subject matter.
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A big thank you to Wolfbane for the lovely red ribbon that adorns this contest.
Accepting poetry only.
No line or word count limit. In addition, it can be any form you choose or free form.
Your poem must be newly written for the contest and adhere to the prompt unless otherwise stated.
Somewhere in your item or in your forum message, you must state the prompt that you used.
Ratings of poems may be up to XGC. The owner of this contest prefers items at least 18+.
No sweet nature themed or romantic poetry allowed. Although, your poem may have sexual content.
I will not accept writing advocating sexual assault, pedophilia, scat, or racism.
You may submit up to two poems.
Entry must be submitted in bitem or entry format. (if you aren't sure how, see "Video: Linking to an Item" for directions)
Editing is allowed after entry has been submitted, but not after the deadline.
Contest start date begins May 1st at 12:01 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on the last day of June.
I no longer leave prompt images sharable because I am likely to delete them eventually. Although, if you would like to use one of the images, e-mail me and I will send them to you in an attachment.
Click here! Judging Criteria ▼
1st place -25K ribbon and Rebel Poetry merit badge (Must have at least 3 entrants)
2nd place -10k ribbon and Rebel Poetry merit badge (Must have at least 5 entrants)
3rd place -10k ribbon or a Rebel Poetry merit badge (Must have at least 7 entrants)
Honorable mentions will receive 5,000 gift points and will be given at the judge's discretion.
If you would like to help me judge this contest, let me know.
In honor of May being mental health awareness month, create a poem that is mental health related, whether it is about yourself or another person.
Donations appreciated , but not required. Those who donate 40k or more will receive a non-exclusive merit badge of their choosing. If you would like to make a donation post a comment with your gift point amount.