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Valentine Poetry Competition

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Greetings, and welcome to Elftown's official Valentine Poetry Competition!

Open for 2014!


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Contest Moderator: [Flisky]

Please read the [#RULES] and the [#THEME] before entering!


Rules:

1. No plagiarism. works must be written and conceived of by Elftowners and posted here by the original author.

2. Old work allowed. Old works are allowed in this contest, provided they have not already been submitted to another official Elftown Contest and fit the theme. If your work has been submitted in an unofficial contest, then you are still free to enter it here.

3. Each member may submit two (2) entries.

4. Length: The poem should be fewer than 50 lines.

5. Subject matter: Works that depict graphic violence, pornography or other disturbing actions will not be accepted. Only works that fit the [#theme] will be allowed.

6. Vote-mongering: Asking people to vote for you is not allowed. You may ask people to vote in the poll in general, but not specifically for you.

7. Queries: If you wish to discuss something about how the contest is run, or the rules, then please use the official contest forum: <forum:Elftown contests>! If you wish to bring up a query about whether a certain entry fits the theme, please speak up before the entries make it to the polls. You can still speak up even after the contest is closed, as long as the polls have not yet gone up yet. Complaints received after the aforementioned will not be considered valid. However, if you wish to query whether an entry is stolen art or breaks any other rules, you may still bring this up after the poll has been made.

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Theme and deadline


What will we be expecting?
The theme is: Valentine's Day

DEADLINE: 2014-15-02

Up to 2 poems will be picked out by Literature Judges from all those presented. Winners and participants will receive the following badges:

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Valentine Poetry 14, Page 1


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History:
The previous years' submissions:
Valentine Writing Competitions

Go or return to:
- Valentine Poetry 12, Page 1
- Valentine Art Competition
- Valentine Photography Competition
- Elftown Valentine Competitions
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2006-02-17 [Tawnee.]: I think we need differen't judges who know how to read the flow of a poem that doesn't rhyme and who has the ability to judge more types of poems

2006-02-17 [Teufelsweib]: who says that these judges couldn't do that? just because the 5 best all seemed to rhyme doesn't mean that they inmediatly don't like non-rhyming poems

2006-02-17 [Tawnee.]: they should have picked a variety of differen't types of poems.. i feel that they didn't know how to judge others that didn't rhyme.. because i read some that were alot better then the rhyming ones

2006-02-17 [Teufelsweib]: in your opinion were better. They would have made seperated contests for different types of poems if the winners should be more variated. the people who have judged the poems know a lot about poems, and can be trusted in their decision. if they couldn't judge non-rhyming poems they wouldn't have been appointed for this task. it's a coincedence that all the winning poems rhyme.

2006-02-17 [True, plain and simple]: I agreed with the chosen poems, as I felt that they were the best. They were judged accurately.

2006-02-17 [Teufelsweib]: I found the chosen poems also the best from the sumitted ones. the judging was accurate done.

2006-02-17 [Tawnee.]: w/e

2006-02-17 [Iseld]: poetry is hard to judge, given it is another type of art, and art is subjective. i have written a few free verse poems myself, i think two are on my wiki, but i feel my best poems rhyme. the judges had their work cut out for them, and they chose who they felt had written the best poetry within the theme, whether it be free verse or rhyme. i don't think anyone is denying that free verse is a valid and beautiful type of poetry, but instead, the judges picked the poem,not the form of the poem, that they felt should win.

2006-02-17 [Teufelsweib]: I couldn't say it any better :)

2006-02-17 [Tawnee.]: u guys keep saying the same stuff!... just drop it!

2006-02-17 [Teufelsweib]: because it's the truth, and you don't accept it. so is it that useless to keep repeating it?

2006-02-17 [Tawnee.]: yes it is!.. gosh............. i don't have to hear the same stuff over and over

2006-02-17 [Iseld]: maybe you need to hear it to understand you were wrong. don't be foolish enough to not accept when you are wrong, i've always found it an honorable trait in a person that accepts it when they have been fairly proven incorrect. and this is an open discussion, maybe we're talking to more than just you star.

2006-02-17 [Tawnee.]: well i wasn't proven wrong so why would i say i was? i have my oppinion and u have yours.. so just leave me alone!

2006-02-17 [True, plain and simple]: You were proven wrong as I have a particular disike for most rhyming poems, yet thought those were the best despite that, as I hold no bias. At the end of the day, it comes down to my approval on the finalists, and that is all that matters. Regardless, the most important fact is that the contestants understand that their poems were based solely on quality, and that there was no grammatical discrimination or anything silly like that.

2006-02-17 [Eveningsdawn]: One, will someone link me to where the results were? I'd like to read them. Two... star, dear, drop it. I tend to prefer nonrhyming but they are a right bastard to do correctly, and it's possible that none of the freeverse were good enough. And I say this having submitted a free verse poem. Two, actually.

2006-02-17 [Charybdis]: Go to Mainstreet and scroll down, [Eveningsdawn]; the winners are posted there :)

2006-02-17 [Iseld]: ah, yes, i have my opinion, but poetry beinga subjective art, is no opinion love, it's a fact. another fact: none of the judging was up to you - so here's some advice: respect there decision and move along. btw, [True, plain and simple], how do you guys find judges? i'd love to co-judge a poetry contest sometime

2006-02-17 [Iseld]: ah, yes, i have my opinion, but poetry beinga subjective art, is no opinion love, it's a fact. another fact: none of the judging was up to you - so here's some advice: respect there decision and move along. btw, [True, plain and simple], how do you guys find judges? i'd love to co-judge a poetry contest sometime

2006-02-18 [True, plain and simple]: Eh, I do the judging. That's about it. This time I had someone else choose the final five out of a set of pre-approved poems from the entries, because I was busy.

2006-02-18 [Eveningsdawn]: Chary, I tried that.... Will try again. *wanders off* I do not envy judges. Their lives must be terribly hard.

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