WordPress Contest


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So tonight I decided to judge the first edition, March 1st, 2015.

http://www.writerscafe.org/contests/Seshat-Nibada%27s-Wordpress-Challenge/51135/

So far I’ve gotten to the finalists which are here:

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So with these 14 “finalists”, the task is to bring it to 10 and then rank them, so begins the WordPress ranking:

So here is where we ended up:

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1st place goes to:

Link: http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/almond123/1491637/

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2nd place goes to:

Link: http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/BbGirl/1339629/

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3rd place goes to Jason Morales:

Link: http://www.writerscafe.org/Jason_Morales

History:
1. 1st Event: 37 entries

WORDPRESS Rankings:

Check out the winners:

1. 36 – Almond: http://www.writerscafe.org/almond123
Wordpress: https://poeticlogik.wordpress.com/

2. 35 – Devon: http://www.writerscafe.org/BbGirl
Additional link: http://daughterofthebeekeeper.tumblr.com/

3. 34 – Jason Morales (“J”): http://www.writerscafe.org/Jason_Morales

4. 33 – Ellie (the writer): http://www.writerscafe.org/Elliewriter
Wordpress: http://worldruler007.wordpress.com/

5. 32 – Johnny: http://www.writerscafe.org/ShreddedCabbage

6. 31 – Vishuddha: http://www.writerscafe.org/Suwannee

7. 30 – Closing Thoughts: http://www.writerscafe.org/childofaKing

8. 29 – Ana B. : http://www.writerscafe.org/MockingThoughts

9. 28 – Sindu: http://www.writerscafe.org/SinduV

10. 27 – Teddy: http://www.writerscafe.org/jmtedstone

Commentary:

The turnout was not amazing, but 37 poets submitted a piece. I had to recruit from the Writer’s Cafe community to make it competitive, though we had a few wordpress folk along with the 1st and 4th place finishers.

Next event:

http://www.writerscafe.org/contests/Wuji-Seshat-Nibada-Wordpress-Contest-II/51161/

WordPress Poetry Contest


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Hello everyone, I’m holding a poetry contest called “Seshat Nibada’s WordPress Challenge” which I invite you all to join.

1. Create an account on http://www.writerscafe.org
2. Post your best poems
3. Enter them into the contest (on a periodic basis)

The first event starts today February 23rd, 2015:

Once you have created your account on writer’s cafe, go to this link:

1. http://www.writerscafe.org/contests/Seshat-Nibada%27s-Wordpress-Challenge/51135/

Once there, click on Submit.

Also, add me as a friend on Writer’s Cafe: here:
http://www.writerscafe.org/Wordpress

Please comment here if you have decided to join, it’s open to everyone!

I will reward the best fresh authentic poems entered, and will feature the winners here.

Let me know what your wordpress site is and what your identity there is, do please reblog this, retweet this and on facebook as well to invite your friends who may be poets as well,

Thanks, will post details on this blog or in the page here “Calling All Poets”

I appreciate any support on this project, to empower and find new talent and encourage writers of all walks of life.

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Format:

For each contest, there are 10 “winners” judged the quality poems of at least 40 entries per contest. That is, if there are not at least 40 entries, the contest will be delayed until there is. The winners earn badge points that accumulate in a sophisticated ranking system. So this is a chance to expose your poems (please don’t be shy) to other poets and also test your artistic skill and unique creativity against a wide pool of aspiring and active poem crafters.

Here are some of the things we look for in a poem:

Criteria:
1 – Power of concept
2 – Beauty
3 – Narrative depth
4 – Uniqueness & authenticity
5 – Title choice
6 – Re-Readability
7 – Inspirational quotient: does it uplift, inspire, empower and hold sacred
8 – Form, meter & structure
9 – Imagery
9 – Philosophical, existential and metaphysical depth
10 – Social relevance

The following topics and themes of poetry are particularly appreciated:
– Erotic verse
– Mystical verse
– Activism
– Environmentalism
– Nature
– Haiku
– Sonnets

Mission Statement of the WordPress Challenge
– To create ties between the WordPress poetry community and Writer’s cafe
– To give a forum, stage and artistic avenue that is unique online for aspiring poets to showcase their work
– To celebrate writing and poetry
– To challenge hobbyist writers to write the best work they ever have
– To discover new talent and give them encouragement