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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pangtongshu
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Keep in mind, however, that these are simply my interpretations of the theme

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Might as well enter.
For the Haiku Contest: Broken Bonds

Sinuous straining,
Shadowy shackles shatter,
Submission subsides.

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For the Haiku Contest:
"Broken Bond"

A license to kill
Takes its toll on every man
Spring can't thaw cold hearts


I was originally going to do a straight James Bond haiku to jokingly reference a pun on the theme of "Broken Bond", but it evolved to something else; dare I say better.

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Sinuous straining,
Shadowy shackles shatter,
Submission subsides.


Come on Emp..you could have easily used some alliteration in that! =p
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Just so everyone knows, judging shall take place sometime later today. Can't say exactly when, yet it will happen.

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The haiku submission:

Broken Vase

Once thought unyielding,
Now cannot be uniform -
The chaos rises.

Reference to entropy.

The Poetry submission:

Sailor, I

Decades spent sailing,
No pennies are earned
Here on the edge of everything -
The universe, void of life.

Here at this distant barrier I am suspended.
The emptiness consumes knowledge -
Science could not explain
The lack of 'earthly' existence.

Curiosity burns my brow
as I reach out into the dusk,
Beyond all life and matter -
The past is but strife.

I pause as I arrive at the Color,
For it greets me as I grasp the truth -
Ancient sailors are we, whaling
Beyond the depths of the universe.

I really want to rhyme this, but it seems like it would be too hard, and would be rather evidently forced. Ah well. The theme is implied more symbolically, if that is alright.

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Just so everyone knows, judging shall take place sometime later today. Can't say exactly when, yet it will happen.


Come on..don't lie to the good people! haha
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judging shall take place sometime later today

I was expecting some suspense between the due date and the judging. It's a tall order, especially for a double-contest. When people submit on the last day and judging is assumed to be the same day, it slows the process down, throwing a wrench into it. I recommend making it due around the 20th of the month with judging guaranteed by the end of the month, just so there's enough time to adequately critique all the entries and fairly pick a winner. The added time range is also good in case of personal emergencies and such. It keeps you from being backed into a corner by your obligations, like right now.
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... Just wanted to know, if you're going to post a link to the final judgement in this thread?

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This is for the Haiku Contest:
Anguish fills my heart
The one I once loved will not
Ever see me cry

And this is for the General Poetry Contest:
Hide no more, for the truth is uncovered,
Run no more, for the secret is no longer,
Light has ignited the lies and fabrications,
Burning away to ash, because justice is stronger.

OK, thank you!

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Shoot, just seen it's finished.. *Facepalm* Can you delete comments?

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Well, they haven't post the judging yet so, you might still be counted. It's up to those who are running the thread and the judging though.

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Hey Devoidless, have the mods decided on winners yet? I believe this might be the first time there's been a judging by committee, so to speak.

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Almost. Taking longer than expected, sorry folks. First run so a couple snafus here and there are bound to happen.

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It might help to tell the next theme early, but not allow submissions until the old judging is posted. That'll give us something to do while we wait.

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