Yes, really! Prizes!! The contest rules are these:
Write a poem on any topic found on YouTube. This can be a video, song, humorous event, superbowl commercial, anything. The poetry will be judged by me and a panel of judges (probably my cats, and a few writer friends). Don’t worry, T won’t be judging. He doesn’t like poetry.
The best poem(s) will win, and rest assured, the judges and I have our own ways of judging whose is “best.” Mostly, those who embrace the challenge and have fun. (This is a silly contest, have no doubts.) Extra points will be given for those who use a Dominotion form, the form I accidentally invented during the 2011 PAD challenge (thanks to Leo for helping name it) but any form may be used.
The poet should name the poem, and include their name and email address so they can be notified if they win, and post the poem in the comments section of this blog post, along with a link to the YouTube event. Also, this is a good way to view the other competitors’ poems! Only one poem per poet, so think carefully before you hit enter!
Prizes: A “Writer” T-shirt as seen here or here (based on the ABC series “Castle”) in the winner(s)’ size(s). And also, if I feel inspired, silly hats and cookies and/or candy (with dietary restrictions taken into consideration) for those honorable mention winners I can’t STAND not to give prizes to. I will mail prizes to wherever in the world the poet resides. Yes, this is an INTERNATIONAL poetry contest!! However, I still need the poems to be in English. Sorry, I’m woefully undereducated when it comes to languages.
Please have your poem complete and posted by January 21, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. The winners will be decided and contacted by January 29, 2012.
So. There you have it. A Poetry contest, WITH prizes. Go forth and poem, my friends!! I hope to see you here in the comments forthwith!! Have fun! And feel free to cross-post—the more the merrier, right?
Examples of (and a description of) the Dominotion form are found at the following links:
Description of the form (Link repaired – Thanks Patricia!!)
Dominotion 2nd example