Poetry Contest 2!

Discussion in 'The Writer's Corner' started by Miz, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    I'm proud to host the Poetry Contest [2]! So let's make this a good contest!

    Previous Contests
    Poetry Contest [1]

    Judges

    Krys A Night, Mizuio-Ken
    Seth Cross will act as our "sudden death" judge, in the result of a possible tie.

    Topic

    You must write about a poem about a feeling that you have had. There are a number of ways to write about a feeling, from expressing the feeling to causing the emotion within the reader to painting a picture of the scenario which inspired the emotion within you. There is no limit to how you write the poem, just make sure it relates to the topic.

    Rules

    • You may submit any type of poem, so long as it relates to the topic stated above.
    • There is no limit on length.
    • It must be one that YOU have written, and it cannot be one that you've posted on this site previously. We cannot prevent you from posting an older poem, but it must be new to this site.
    • Any copying of another member's poem, or copying of any previously-written poem [even if you wrote it] will result in disqualification. You will also be banned from the next few Poetry Contests, provided we continue this tradition.

    Judging

    • Emotion - Does the poem emit any kind of emotion, or make the reader feel a certain way? Or does it seem flat and uninteresting? [Note: This is most important, due to the fact that the contest theme is an emotion you've experienced.]
    • Flow - Does the poem have any kind of flow? Or does it seem choppy and hurried?
    • Originality - Have we all seen poems like this before? Or maybe you've created something fresh.
    • Grammar/Spelling - Is the poem legible and grammatically correct? [Very important. Completely unreadable poems will be thrown out of the contest.]
    • Word Quality - Do you use some interesting words to spice up your poem? Or did you over-complicate things to the point where we needed a dictionary to understand what you said?
    • Visuals - Does your poem create a picture in the reader's mind?

    Ranking

    Each poem will be judged as follows [by the listed judges, that is]:

    • Emotion - X/30 - Because the topic is a feeling this time, the emotion of the poem is the most important part of it! Concentrate on expression whatever emotion it is your poem is about because that will be where you earn the most points.
    • Flow - X/20 - Flow is always important in poetry. Most poetry rhymes, some have other requirements, but ALL sorts of poetry should flow. Test the flow of your poem by reading it out loud to yourself.
    • Originality - X/10 - You should always try to create something new when writing. Originality will can make or break your score.
    • Grammar/Spelling - X/10 - In a contest based upon writing, we assume that all the participants can spell and write fairly well. If your poem is in text talk, it will be thrown out. If you constantly use words incorrectly, or don't punctuate your words and sentences, it will hurt your score.
    • Word Quality - X/10 - Using simple words throughout the entire poem means there's not much depth in it. You can use more meaningful words to replace things like "sad" or "happy", etc. etc. However, do not over-complicate things. Big words do not make you smart if you don't use them properly.
    • Visuals - X/20 - One of our greatest talents as writers is the ability to paint a picture in another person's mind. It's a beautiful gift to be able to create visuals and it can win or lose this contest for you.

    Naturally, if you add up all the possible top scores in each category, you will get 100. Your score will, obviously, be X/100 :) Highest score wins!

    Deadline
    July 14, 2007

    The winner should be announced by July 20, 2007. If it is not, Seth will make sure to hurry the judges along.

    The winner will probably get a bundle of rep from all the judges and participants, not to mention anyone else who may happen to see that they won. Not only that, but you get to host the NEXT contest and choose the theme/edit the rules! You do not have to be a judge if you don't want to, though.​

    So have fun!

     
  2. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    Question. Since its about a feeling, with creating Visuals in your mind, how exactly are you going to judge it? not sure how to phrase this....


    Does it have to create a picture, or can it just create a feeling in your mind that might draw from personal experience and create your own personal image of that feeling?


    And how should we give it to you? a private message attachment to three people, an attachment in a post? I don't want to do just the plain poem in a post cause it wouldn't look so good, bit long too for a post.
     
  3. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    Were mainly doing it on Spelling Grammar and Creativity
    and because most of my poems are on this subject/Topic I know alot about it
     
  4. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    Oh, alright thanks.
    Maybe I'll be a judge next time and let one of you judges enter the contest.
     
  5. Miz

    Miz Administrator

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    Well I like Judging ^^ and so does night lol
    But I havn't talked with seth since wednesday so Idk if hes going to judge or not...
     
  6. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    well, I'm not going to judge THis time, but I would like a chance to judge and one of you might like entering the contest.

    Anyway I'll submit my poem soon.
     
  7. DM Cross

    DM Cross You want to see a magic trick? Staff Member

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    I will not be judging this one. Thank you for the consideration, but please remove my name from the list.
     
  8. TrustFactor

    TrustFactor New Member

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    I'll give it a shot

    Fallen Love

    Once again it's time to give up on this feeling.
    The apathetic feeling people call love.
    In a change of pace time can only tell.
    If the man and woman will see each other again.
    To feel the same as they once did.
    The apathetic of love is in their presence.
    Taunting their thoughts to the depths of their minds.
    The feeling wasn't mutual in the end.
    But a fragment of the womans mind.
    She knows theres nothing more she can do now.
    She holds her head up high and prays.
    Prays that one day he will see the true side of things.
    The image of their love colliding like it once did.
    Their image together as one.
    Only time can tell.
     
  9. Miz

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    Night wouldn't be allowed to judge is that because shes your friends....

    Anyway...
    Keep the poems up I get bored often and need something to do
     
  10. Rheias

    Rheias New Helper (I got over 2000 posts)

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    Here's my entry, comments would be great.


    Water drops falling from a cliff
    Joined with the sea down
    Like a baby born above a grave
    Hidden beneath the dry earth.

    In a white bath man wonders.
    Lost in pain for all the innocents
    Keening to be one again.
    Alas, the drops fall.

    A wheel turns dancing
    As the hell’s flames with their master.
    Looking to the empty sky
    Waiting for clouds.

    A loud baby’s squeak
    Cutting the drops of blue
    Waking a dead man
    Dancing with the wheel.
     
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  11. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    I really like that Rheias. I like that a lot. Didn't exactly know what feeling you were supposed to describe, the happiness of a newborn?

    Anyway, here's mine. If the judges would like any clarification on its meaning, I'll be happy to oblige.
     

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  12. Uberplayer

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    What's going on here!? I had no idea that there is such a thing as Poem Contest.

    No way that I would join as my head is full of shit, nothing interesting shit even..

    I like your poem very much Rheias, halahan's poem is still under my reading :p
     
  13. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    mean your still reading it, or you don't understand it?
     
  14. Rheias

    Rheias New Helper (I got over 2000 posts)

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    > I really like that Rheias. I like that a lot

    Thanks for your kind comment.

    > Didn't exactly know what feeling you were supposed to describe

    Well, it would probably sound like a total cliche but this poem is about something recently happened to me where I was taking a bath, and I drifted a long with thoughts, I was trying to put my thoughts into words, it proved to be very challenging, I hope I managed to do that.
     
  15. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    well thats very deep for being about a bath. gj ;)
     
  16. elmstfreddie

    elmstfreddie The Finglonger

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    I would join but a) my poetry isn't great and b) it's all humorous poetry, and from what you guys have written I noticed that you like more deep stuff... My poetry is very, very, shallow, but I like it :p
     
  17. Miz

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    Thats because the Topic is Feeling Poetry Night get to host next time then Seth if he ever comes back
    Which the Host gets to pick the topic and if all the judges (well most) like it then we make it the topic
     
  18. elmstfreddie

    elmstfreddie The Finglonger

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    Humour is a feeling too, don't discriminate!
     
  19. Krys A Night

    Krys A Night Writer

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    Rheias: I enjoyed reading your poem, and I kind of got what you meant about the bath through the poem, it was something that I was going to ask you about.

    Halahan: I will read yours eventually ^.^
     
  20. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    Thanks. Again, if you want any clarification (on the poem), just ask.
     

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