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Poetry Writing Contests

By: Nathaniel Patt

A lot of people are always looking to enter poetry contests. Poetry competitions can be free to enter or charge you a fee to enter. Poets most often search for the free ones. Poem contests can be set up as a general competition which would allow poets to submit any form of poetry or set up as an inspirational, motivational, love, urban or Christian poetry contest.

In inspirational poem competition poets are most often told to enter a poem that is in some kind of way inspirational. Poetry about overcoming a difficult challenge, hope or self-esteem could be entered into an inspiration poem contest. Writers who like writing inspiring poems are probably the most likely ones to enter.

Motivational poem contests most of the time require people to enter a poem that is motivational. A poem about achieving a goal, gaining something or on self-esteem can be entered into a motivation poetry contest. Motivation poetry is written a lot by writers. Just hearing about a motivation poetry competition could motivate a person to write a motivational poem.

When it comes to love poems love poem contests requires poets to enter a poem in the area of love. A love poem can be about romance, family or friendship. Because a lot of poets write love poetry lots of poets look for love poetry contests to enter. Most times when people write love poetry it's about the love that they have for another person that they are in a relationship with.

Urban poetry is a very popular form of poetry. African American people are most known for writing urban poetry because of urban culture. For a writer to enter an urban poem contest their poem would have to relate to urban culture in some kind of way. Urban poetry is often written with urban style words.

A short story poetry contest is a competition that usually requires a writer to enter a short poem that is written in a story style. People who write fantasy or fiction poetry are most likely the ones to be interested in a competition like this. Short story poetry can be written about any thing as long as it's in the style of a story.

Christian poetry competitions are competitions based on Christian's faith in God. These contests most likely would require that the enter poem be about God in some kind of way. People who often write pure poems or go to church are usually the ones who enter this kind of poetry competition. At the same time people who do not believe in God or have faith in God may enter a Christian poem competition with a poem that explains their disbelief in God.

Before entering a poem contest it may be wise to know a little about the host of the competition. Some people set up poetry competition scams in order to gain something most of the time money. Poetry competitions may be found on the internet, in a magazine and hosted by local community business or organizations. Poems entered into poetry contests are usually very creative so in order to win the competition a person should try to write a great poem.

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