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Dream Quest One

Poetry and Writing Contest

*WINTER  2014 - 2015*


Postmark deadline: December 31, 2014


Attention! The Summer 2014 is now closed! There were scores of excellent poems and short stories entered in this unique dual competition. The summer contest deadline was extended from July 31, 2014 to August 11, 2014. All Poetry Contest and Writing Contest entries are now being processed for the reading/judging phase by our Dare to Dream Masters selection committee. Therefore, the contest winners announcement date was extended from September 20 to October 5, 2014. All Summer 2014 competition winners will be notified, announced and published online in the 'Dare to Dream' pages, on October 5, 2014. Stay tuned for contest news and updates! We are now accepting poems and short stories in our Winter 2014-2015 competition. The new winter contest deadline is December 31, 2014. Enter Now! for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. Visit our 'Official Rules' page for details on how to enter. Wishing you much success in all of your endeavors in poetry and writing. 


~Warm wishes,

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: December 31, 2014

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 2013-2014 winning poems and short stories in the Dare to Dream pages:

First Poetry Prize:
"Beneath Snow and Ice" by Charlotte Louise Nystrom of Greenville, Maine - USA

Second Poetry Prize:
"Of Changes" by Tom Bedford of Henleaze, Bristol - United Kingdom

Third Poetry Prize:
"Life is Great" by Sylvia Behnish of Surrey, British Columbia - Canada



First Writing Prize: A GRAVE SURPRISE by Jill Sadowsky of Ra' anana - Israel

Second Writing Prize:
SEARGEANT'S HOME by Alex Csedrik of Lyndhurst, New Jersey - USA 

Third Writing Prize:
WAITING FOR A RAINBOW by Angelica Singh of Algonquin, Illinois - 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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