and Writing Contest
WINTER 2017 - 2018*
Extended deadline: April 23, 2018
Our contest deadline has been extended from February 28, 2018, to April 23, 2018, which happens to
be the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare's birthday. In addition, our winners' announcement date will be pushed back
from March 31, 2018, to May 31, 2018.
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."
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.
read the "Official Rules" for complete guidelines.
Postmarked deadline: Entries must be submitted by April 23, 2018 - 11:59PM, PST.
*All contest winners will
be notified and published online in the Dare to Dream pages, on May 31, 2018.
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...
There is a $10.00 (US dollars) entry fee per short story submitted 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 2016 - 2017 winning poems
and short stories in the Dare to Dream pages:
Prize ($250): "CALENDAR YEAR" by Haley R. Stone of Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA
Second Poetry Prize ($125): "SOME PEOPLE" by Daniela Silva of Tampa, Florida, USA
Third Poetry Prize ($50):
"THE DAY I DREAM OF" by Othusitse Joseph of Gaborone, Botswana, Southern Africa
First Writing Prize ($500): TIN CANS by Lucille Bellucci fo Oakland, California, USA
Second Writing Prize ($250): CAREGIVER by J. F. Callahan of San Diego, California, USA
Third Writing Prize ($100): Param Singh Gujral of Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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.
* Also pay attention there is the ability to take a part in ThePensters
essay writing contest and win $1000!