Previous Contest Poetry Contest 1 [Mer De Noms] Poetry Contest 2 [hortononon] Poetry Contest 3 [Monsterous] Against my own will locked in a jail... I am here to say... Welcome to the Poetry Contest 4!!! The Contest is now Over. Sorry for all those worked up to join . The Results! Judges Monsterous Topic: War. Thats right, all the troubles, deaths, tragedies and so forth. Write about a soldier's life in the army, a woman who misses her sons, or what its like to snipe someone. 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? 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/20 - 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/20 - 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: Deadline Reached. Contest Over. The winner should be announced (hopefully) by the 10th of October, i'll try to get in earlier. The winner will 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! You do not have to be a judge if you don't want to, though. The Contestents Hortononon - Sent. Mizuio-Ken - Sent. Halo_King116 - Sent. Nestharus - Sent. Demonwrath - Sent. Zakyath Seth Edgar Cross - Sent. Uareanoob Halahan - Sent. New_U.S. - Sent. Play Nice People.