Write a poem in the given genre to win big prizes!
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Visit "Writing Contests @ Writing.Com" for this month's current official contest!
The following winners for the November 2018 running of "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest" were chosen from the 44 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided below. Congratulations to the following three winners:
First Place - "There is a Solution" by Brooke - Busy Bee!
Second Place - "Same Old Same Old" by ♥HOOves♥
Third Place - "The New Truth " by Royal Eduardo
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In recognition of the U.S. elections coming up on Tuesday, November 6th (and because we haven't done a poetry round in a while)...
Genre Prompt for November 2018:
The task is simple: Write a poem using the prompt above as inspiration!
And while you're at it, if you're able to vote here in the U.S. ... don't forget to head to ballot box on Tuesday 11/6! You can check out sites like Vote411 , VoteSmart , and Rock the Vote (or search for your state's Secretary of State website) for nonpartisan voter information about the candidates and ballot initiatives in your area.
Your entry must be:
Poetry (any form is acceptable, free verse included). Please include the form you've chosen in the body of your item.
Please remember that politics can be a very divisive issue and that people (judges included!) may have very different opinions than your own. Be incendiary, provocative, or offensive at your own risk.
Based on the prompt above. The featured genre should be prominent, but need not be the primary or only genre used.
Rated 18+ or lower. Graphic content is not permitted, including GC or XGC items.
100 lines or less. A line count must be included in the body of your item (top or bottom, not in the intro/header).
Newly written for this contest. Create your entry as a Static Item and keep it in your portfolio. Submit it using the survey form below.
Submitted One Time Only. You may only submit one entry, so make it a good one!
Edited Only Until the Deadline. Entries edited after the submission deadline may be disqualified from winning without notice.
The prizes are:
$100.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive Journey Through Genres Merit Badge, both virtual and physical!
$50.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive Journey Through Genres Merit Badge, both virtual and physical!
$25.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and an exclusive Journey Through Genres Merit Badge, both virtual and physical!
The submission deadline is: 11:59 pm EST, November 30, 2018
Results will be posted on or around: December 21, 2018
Paid Membership Required. In order to be eligible to win this contest, each contestant must have a paid membership (Basic and above). Paid membership expiration dates must fall after the end of the contest round. You may need to renew your membership to be eligible. The free Premium membership trial does not count as a paid membership and does not meet the requirements for eligibility.
Judges for this month are:
Kate Reading & Writing ^_^
Each judge will submit a scoring for qualifying entries to the contest. In the event a judge can not complete the judging, their scores will not be used, and at our discretion, a judging substitution may be used. In the event of a tie, staff will render the tie-breaking decision.
Questions regarding the contest should be emailed to: Jeff