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Dream Quest One

Poetry and Writing Contest

*SUMMER 2015*


Postmark deadline: July 31, 2015


ATTENTION! The Winter 2014 -2015 contest is closed! All poems and short stories submitted for entry are being processed and confirmed. We are now in the reading/judging phase of the Winter 2014 - 2015 competition, as well. I am very delighted seeing there were many excellent poems and stories entered in the Winter 2014 - 2015 contest. Stay tuned to Dream Quest One for all contest winners will be notified, announced and published online in the Dare to Dream pages, on February 25, 2015. Meanwhile, we are accepting poetry and short stories in our Summer 2015 Contest! This is our tenth-year anniversary of encouraging, inspiring and motivating poets, writers, and dreamer all over the world. The new contest postmark deadline is July 31, 2015. Visit our 'Official Rules' page for guidelines on how to Enter Now! Above all, keep writing, creating, and achieving attainable goals, while working toward making your dreams a reality. 


Enthusiastically 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: July 31, 2015

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 2014 winning poems and short stories in the Dare to Dream pages:

First Poetry Prize:
"Brave Song" by Thabiso Mokokwane of Brighton, East Sussex, England

Second Poetry Prize:
"Campfire Solar System by Hannah Marie Nelson of Neenah, Wisconsin, USA

Third Poetry Prize:
"The Blooms of Spring by Georgia Lloyd of Lotte en Garonne, France



First Writing Prize: THE SHERIFF AND ADDIE McBRIDE by Cynthia Varady of Vancouver, BC, Canada

Second Writing Prize:
A BASKET CASE by Karen Crider of Slocomb, Alabama, USA  

Third Writing Prize:
BUILDING ENDINGS by Tyler Omoth of Brandon, Florida, 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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