Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A to Z Poetry Challenge Contest

Congrats! Thank you A to Z poetry challengers for sticking through to the end! And sharing your poems with me! Grab the badge below to tell the world you crossed the finish line. 
On May 7, my blog is going to be critiqued by Laura Barnes over at Laura B Writer so please head over to her blog on the 7th. I hope to resume blogging on May 8th or 9th. Now, let's talk about the contest! 

Poetry Contest
  • The poetry contest is only open to those who took part in my A to Z poetry challenge. 
  • Pick ONE poem that you wrote during the challenge and submit it to the contest. 
  • You may edit the poem before sending (it doesn't have to be the exact poem that you posted on your blog, Facebook, etc.) 
  • The contest is open from May 1 to May 7. Contest closes at midnight mountain time.
  • E-mail your submission to traxelr@yahoo.ca with the title 'Poetry Contest'.
How will the winner be chosen?
  • There will be two winners. One winner will be picked by a panel of judges while the other winner will be picked by the readers. 
  •  I will submit your poems to the judges without your names on the poem. The judges will then rank the poems. This will take about a week. 
  • Once the judges have picked a winner. I will post the poems on my blog May 15 and ask readers to vote for their favourite. The poll will be open for about a week.
  • I will announce both winners on May 25. 
Prizes? The winners will get to pick ONE prize from the list below: 
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein 
  • On My Walk by Kari-Lynn Winters
  • Baaaad Animals by Tiffany Stone 
  • Treasuries - Mother Goose 
  • No Bones About It by Bill Kirk 
  • Your Favorite Seuss: A baker's dozen by the one and only Dr. Seuss 
  • Lizard Lou by Marie Rippel and Renee LaTulippe
  • One year subscription to Writer's Digest 
  • One year subscription to Poets and Writers Or
  • 20 dollar Amazon gift card 

If you have any questions or concerns post them in the comments below or e-mail me at traxelr@yahoo.ca. I'm leaving on May 3, to go to the SCBWI Canada West Conference and will return May 7th. I might not be able to respond to your e-mails right away. I look forward to your submissions. I hope you will join me every Friday for more fabulous poetry, starting May 11. 

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  1. Wow, Rena this is all fabulous. Have a wonderful time at the conference. I love the badge, I'm pinning that right away :)
    Thank you so much for all your hard work!

  2. Thanks for the badge it is adorable & perfect! Good luck with your blog critique with Laura Barnes, I'll come by to check it out. Thanks again for all your hard work on this challenge!

    1. Thank you. Thank you! I look forward to your submission.

  3. Good job to everyone who finished. I enjoyed all the poems and ideas. Thanks for pulling this together, Rena!

  4. If you do this next year, I'm sure to have the honor of that badge on my blog!! Thanks for your hard work and I'll be visiting Laura's blog to check things out. Contemplating submitting for contest. Not sure. See you next Friday!

    1. Thanks! I'm going to do this challenge again next year. I think you should submit a poem.

  5. Is that your correct email in the post?

  6. Yes. I have two e-mails. I would prefer everyone sent their poems to traxelr@yahoo.ca

  7. Hi Rena. I only discovered your blog now...
    Congrats on completing the A to Z Challenge. I also completed, and posted 26 musically-themed fiction pieces.
    I dabble in poetry now and again, usually the Wednesday Haiku challenge.
    When I have more time, I will check out your place...
    Btw, I'm your newest follower...

    1. It's nice to meet you Michelle. Thanks for the follow.


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