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Dream Quest One

Poetry and Writing Contest

*WINTER 2015 - 2016*


New Postmark deadline: JANUARY 24, 2016


Attention! The Summer 2015 competition is now closed. So far, there have been many beautifully written entries received and we will continue processing and preparing all contest entries for the reading/judging phase of this contest. All Summer 2015 competition winners will be notified and published in the Dare to Dream pages, on September 26, 2015. Stayed tuned to Dream Quest One.com for contest news, updates and results. This is the 10th Anniversary of our mission to inspire, motive and encourage anyone having love for or the desire to write poems and stories. We are now accepting poetry, fiction, nonfiction and creative nonfiction story entries in our Winter 2015 - 2016 competition. The new contest deadline is JANUARY 24, 2016! Enter now for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. Multiple and simultaneous entries in both the Poetry & Writing Contests are welcome. Keep writing, creating and never stop dreaming!
Wishing you the best,
Andre L. West, Editor
Hello and Welcome to Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest! This poetry contest and writing contest is open to everyone and international.  We are excited about showcasing the creative writing and poetic talent, skill and ability of all poets and writers.  We hope that you have inspiration to display the beauty and art of writing short stories and poems for the entire world to see your "gift of a dream."

Writing C
ontest entries may be written on a maximum of (5) pages, either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme.

  • Poetry Contest entries may be written on any subject or theme. All poems must be 30 lines or fewer and either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing.

Please read the "Official Rules" for complete guidelines.

*Postmark deadline: JANUARY 24, 2016

The Mission of Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is to inspire, motivate and encourage anyone having the desire or love of poetry and writing, to continue doing so without fear of failure or success! Remember, in whatever you do, "it's okay to dream," for dreams do come true...


Win Prizes!

Poetry Contest:                                                        

First Place...$250.00
Second Place...$125.00
Third Place...$50.00

Writing Contest:

First Place...$500.00
Second Place...$250.00
Third Place...$100.00

There is a $10.00 (US dollars) entry fee per short story subm
itted and a  $5.00 (US dollars) entry fee per poem submitted.

Contestants may enter via PayPal or through the mail. An entry form is also available in the "Enter Now" section.


Click on the links below to the read all Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - Winter 2014 - 2015 winning poems and short stories in the Dare to Dream pages:

First Poetry Prize ($250):
"Butterfly" by Geninne M. Woods of Lihue, Hawaii

Second Poetry Prize ($125):
"Bruise" by Candace M. Armstrong of Murphysboro, Illinois

Third Poetry Prize ($50):
"Autumn Shadows" by Ryusuke Kawachi of Tokyo, Japan



First Writing Prize ($500): MEMORIES OF THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER by Jill A. Weatherholt of Matthews, North Carolina

Second Writing Prize ($250):
THE POWER OF ONE MAN, WITH SONG by Lee Davis of Mountain View, Missouri

Third Writing Prize ($100):
THE SOUND OF TULIPS by Jim Xie of Ontario, Canada

Note: You may find all previous Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Winners from Winter 2005-2006 to the present,
in the POETRY PLACE and WRITE THIS WAY! pages.

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