ForumsArt, Music, and WritingOfficial Poetry Contests - Theme: Sunshine (Due: May 31)

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Welcome to the newest contest on ArmorGames!

This is the new and improved version of both the Periodic Poetry Contest and the Haiku Contest. From this point out, both contests will be combined into one massive contest for everyone to enjoy! And as such, each user is allowed to enter is both contests with separate entries if they so desire, effectively doubling the odds of winning.
Each contest (One being general poetry and the other exclusively haiku) will have one winner every month. Every month, two winners (one from each contest shall be chosen and receive a merit for all their hard work. Show it off to your friends, gloat about it to your enemies! Tell your parents about it and confuse them! It's a win-win-win-win-win scenario, folks.

Rules

General Poetry Contest:
- It must fit the theme if the month (same theme as the Haiku Contest).
- It must be submitted by the deadline.
- It cannot have inappropriate language in it.
- It cannot be stolen (if you plagiarize, we will find you).
- The poem must be created for this contest
- A user cannot win twice in a row (though everyone is welcome to submit every month!)
- Only one submission per user will be accepted

Once a month a winner will be chosen from all the received entries. To begin, the Moderation/Administration Team will act as judges and choose winners. Subject to change depending on how well things go.
The winner will then make a comment on the ContestWinners profile to receive a merit.
(Original idea by ubertuna, itemized rules by DragonMistress, modified by Devoidless)

Haiku Contest
"A Haiku is a Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons."
Well, that said, here are the rules:
- It must fit the theme of the month (same as General Poetry Contest)
-The haiku must be original (no plagiarizing)!
- It must be submitted before the deadline
- It must be created for the contest (no using works previously written)
- One submission per user
- The same user cannot win twice in a row (but they are welcome to submit!)

Once a month a winner will be chosen from all the received entries. To begin, the Moderation/Administration Team will act as judges and choose winners. Subject to change depending on how well things go.
The winner will then make a post on the ContestWinners profile to receive a merit.
(Original idea and itemized rules by Maverick4, modified by Devoidless)
First Themes
The first themes to kick off this contest shall be:
- The theme for the General Poetry contest this run is "Touch of Truth".

- The theme for the Haiku contest is "Broken Bond".
Submitting an entry
Since there are two separate contests, users are required to mention in the post which contest they wish to use the entry for. Any entry without this is subject to not being entered into either contest.
Examples of how to clarify which contest an entry is for:
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This poem is for the General Poetry contest

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-This is for the Haiku contest

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I'd like to enter this for the General Poetry/Haiku contest

Remember, each user is allowed to join both contests!

Alright! Looking forward to seeing what you all can create! Good luck, and have fun with it!
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Gantic
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Yes, there isn't any reason you shouldn't be able to.

Maverick4
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So... We win for posting someone elses poem?

Gantic
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If you post a poem that someone else has already found, it's still plagiarism, depending on the case. And it'd be unoriginal, even for using something found.

It's also next to impossible to find an entire poem or song in the suggestions by inputting search terms. You're certainly going to get entire six-word stories and lines from song lyrics though.

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So, we need the original search term to be our title?

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I think there's some confusion over what found poetry is. Found poetry is basically taking an existing written work and making poetry out of it by altering it: adding words, crossing out words, changing the visual layout of the piece, adding spaces, and so on.

Here are two examples that should illustrate found poetry well:
Example 1
Example 2

Gantic
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A bit of explanation:
The source text for your poem/haiku will be search suggestions from a search engine. It might be easier to include a screenshot of the search suggestions you used in crafting your poem when you submit. In the following examples, I will use Google and "I cannot".

If Instant search is on, you will get up to four results. These four results are what form a Google poem.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/blackcairn/GP1_zps26ff0e04.png
You can submit as is if you think it good enough:

I cannot lie
I cannot lose weight
I cannot brain today
I cannot believe my eyes.


If Instant search is off, you will get up to ten results.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/blackcairn/GP2_zps9a5545bd.png
You can pick out select phrases if you like:
I cannot lie
I cannot sleep
I cannot live with you


or maybe mix the phrases ordering of the lines:
I sleep a man wishing
I lie, I live with you
I cannot create, I cannot focus
I cannot, today I lose


or try a Haiku
my eyes with wishing
today I lose sleep with you
focus a new lie

or something better with better search terms.

For Haiku, you're definitely going to have to take some words out unless you're willing to try to find a haiku straight out of the search results, but those are rare and rarely something workable.

Not all search terms are equal. You will frequently come across "lyrics".
Not all regions are equal. You'll get search suggestions depending on the region you are searching from.
Not all people are equal. Logging into Google also affects your search suggestions.
Play around, find possibilities, and work with what you think is the best.
You can try search engines other than Google, as well.
jeol
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Fishing season, Pa -
The creek, the kayak, the rods;
License to sport game.

Gantic
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Could you also include the search term you used?

Salvidian
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Search term & results:

Why?
Why am I always tired?
Why am I always cold?
Why am I always hungry?

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Haiku Contest
What Did I...?
What did I do wrong?
What did I do to deserve
This? What did I miss?

jeol
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Could you also include the search term you used?

I'm pretty sure I just typed in 'fishing' as it garners all the relative results. Do you want an screenshot?
Gantic
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Not necessary, but it would be interesting to see what you had to work with.

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I haven't really written a poem in years. Let's see how (bad) this goes.

My only real friend

You've always been there,
and probably always will.
When everyone has forsaken me
you remain there, still.

My most faithful companion.
My greatest friend on Earth.
As one have we remain'd, Google
ever since your birth.

Gantic
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I haven't really written a poem in years. Let's see how (bad) this goes.


Theme is a different sort of theme. See page 27 and 28.
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Seed phrase: "Always Searching For"
(A haiku)

Always Searching

Searching for answers
Something more, something better-
For the thrill of dreams!

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