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Dream Quest One

Poetry and Writing Contest

* SUMMER 2018*


Deadline: September 15, 2018

Attention! Our Winter 2017 - 2018 Poetry & Writing Contest Winners are now published in our Dare to Dream pages here to Dream Quest One! Congratulations! to all who participated, putting forth such tremendous effort in creating outstanding poems and short stories. There were so many beautiful pieces entered by poets, writers, and dreamers from all walks of life, around the world. The diversity of great prose and verse astonishes me during each competition we've held. I commend you all for stepping up, striving for excellence in the art and craft of writing. I am humble to say I wish there could be more winners, for there were scores of entries, which caught our judges attention and mine eyes as well. I hope that you all continue on your journey of self-expression, growth and achievements through writing more poems and/or short stories. Remember that dreams take the fear out of reality! Again, Congratulations to the Winter 2017 - 2018 Contest Winners! You may click on the sidebar links to our Dare to Dream pages, or scroll down and click on the links below. 
Our SUMMER 2018 contest is open for entries! We are now accepting poems and short stories until the new September 15, 2018 deadline. ENTER NOW! for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00, and have your works published online in our Dare to Dream pages, on October 31, 2018! See "Official Rules" for details on how to enter!
In the write spirit,
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 are inspired 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, theme, or genre. No word count. You may submit any works of fiction, non-fiction or creative nonfiction short stories.

  • Poetry Contest entries may be written on any subject, theme, style or form. 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.


Deadline: September 15, 2018

*All Summer 2018 contest winners will be notified and published online in the  Dare to Dream pages, on October 31, 2018.  

The Mission of Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is to inspire, motivate and encourage anyone having the desire or love for 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 2017 - 2018 winning poems and short stories in the Dare to Dream pages:

First Poetry Prize ($250):
"THE WORLD TODAY" by Sebastian Reitter of Heidelberg, GERMANY

Second Poetry Prize ($125):
"MY GREATEST ADVENTURES IN LIFE" by Aliza J. Campbell of Sioux City, Iowa, USA

Third Poetry Prize ($50):
"WHAT IS HAPPINESS?" by Katherine Storino of Nashville, Tennessee, USA



First Writing Prize ($500): FISH LOVE by Reginald Murray of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Second Writing Prize ($250):
THE BURNING GIRL by Sharon King of West Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM

Third Writing Prize ($100):
MY NEW SISTER by Rihanna Garcia of Waterbury, Connecticut, 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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