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JUNE 2018 CONTEST

Description: Write a poem in epistle form

Sponsor(s):scribbler
Judge(s):anonymous

Objectives:To learn an unusual form and have fun

Renga 18 (Rain/Raindrops)

Description: Modern Day Renga Poetry

Leader: Barbara Writes
Moderator(s): raj

Objectives: To bring Neopoets together to sharpen their poetic skill, share their poems, and critique Poetry of others. It is a place to interact and co-write Poetry together.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Renga Theme: Rain/Raindrops is to be written in Japanese format. Haiku 5/7/5, senyru 5/7/5, tanka 5/7/5/7/7 and Renga (Eternal string of tanka)

Date: 
Fri, 06/01/2018 to Sat, 06/30/2018

Military Memories...

Description: Memorial Day poem of thirty lines or less, any form. Describing memories of a military man/woman. Can be first person or in memory of.

Sponsor(s):
Judge(s): Anonymous

Objectives: To bring memories of our military people to the public eye. As always, there is a prize which is: A $25. gift certificate on Amazon.

Subject matter: Military service.

How Judged: One judge [Anonymous]

Basic and Essential Meter

Description: The essentials of meter in four simple exercises.

Leader: weirdelf
Moderator(s):  I would love help from anyone who knows how to parse meter. Any volunteers?

Date: 
Thu, 04/12/2018 to Tue, 06/12/2018

April Contest... "Spring"

Description:A poem of around thirty lines. [a few more or less is acceptable].
Describe your most pleasant memory of "Spring" or use your imagination to create the perfect "Spring". Keep it light and cheerful! This contest will run from April 2nd until April 26th

Please remember to put April contest in the title and click April contest on the drop down menu
next to save. Thank you and Good Luck!

Sponsor(s):
Judge(s):Anonymous

April Contest... "Spring"

Description:A poem of around thirty lines. [a few more or less is acceptable].
Describe your most pleasant memory of "Spring" or use your imagination to create the perfect "Spring". Keep it light and cheerful! This contest will run from April 2nd until April 26th

Sponsor(s):
Judge(s):Anonymous

Objectives: To test your ability to describe a season and your feelings about it!
The prize is a $25.00 Gift certificate on Amazon.com

Subject matter: "Spring"

How Judged: One judge: Anonymous

UNFINISHED WORKS

Description: Help in finishing some poems which are well begun. Each participant will post one unfinished poem. Two other participants will be assigned to complete the poem. All will be accompanied by discussion.

Leader: scribbler
Moderarors(s): sparrow, weirdelf

Objectives: To show authors some ways in which their unfinished poem might be completed.....and hopefully have fun doing so.

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: Unfinished works

Date: 
Wed, 03/28/2018 to Thu, 05/10/2018

Ode To The Cellphone [March contest]

Description: Any form, thirty lines and under.

Sponsor(s):Stan [Scribbler] and Guy [Geezer]
Judge(s): Anonymous

Objectives: Describe what cellphones and their use mean to you. Please remember to put the Month and name of the contest in your title. Then hit the drop down menu and click The Ode To The Cellphone contest. Thank you and good luck!

Subject matter:Cellphones

How Judged: One judge

Description: Short form appeals to a reader's imagination and goes across cultural barriers.

It disciplines the poet and requires the most precise choice of words in the same time leaving a good degree of pleasant ambiguity.

How to use a poetic toolbox – personification, extended metaphor, allusions, alliteration, repetition, rhyme, meter – in short form? Without a doubt it is a difficult question, however, it is well recognized that structure and patterns make a short poem esthetically pleasing.

Date: 
Sun, 02/11/2018 to Sun, 03/11/2018

OUT OF THIS WORLD

Description:A contest using astronomy or astronomical events for your subject. Can be rhyming or free verse but if free verse it should still have good flow and at least Some structure. Quote from a Hawking/Mlodinow book might help give the right mindset :

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