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Dream Quest One

Poetry and Writing Contest

*WINTER 2015 - 2016*


Postmark deadline: JANUARY 24, 2016


Attention! Without further adieu, the Summer 2015 Poetry & Writing Contest winners are now posted in the "Dare to Dream pages," at this website. Congratulations to all of you who have participated in this unique dual poetry and writing competition. You are all indeed winners for daring to dream by entering your outstanding literary works of art. You may scroll down this page for links to read the winning poems and short stories or "Click Here." I urge everyone to keep writing, creating and achieving attainable goals, while working toward making your dreams a reality.
Relentlessly yours,
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 - SUMMER 2015 winning poems and short stories in the Dare to Dream pages:

First Poetry Prize ($250):
"LEGENDARY STRONGMAN" by Gracie-Jean Lovemark of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Second Poetry Prize ($125):
"A SUMMER'S EVENING" by Shirley Russak Wachtel of East Brunswick,  New Jersey, USA

Third Poetry Prize ($50):
"UPSTREAM" by Teddy Marshall Smith of Erie, Michigan, USA



First Writing Prize ($500): THE APPLE TREE ORPHANS by Tamara K. Cline of San Antonio, Texas, USA

Second Writing Prize ($250):
IN HER OWN WAY by Henry Heitmann of Ft. Meyers Beach, Florida, USA

Third Writing Prize ($100):
THE SCENT OF GARDENIAS by Beverly J. Justice of Cambridge, Ohio, USA

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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