Attention! The Summer 2017 contest is now closed! There were many beautifully composed poems and short stories submitted to enter this unique dual competition. The reading/judging phase of our competition is now in live. All Summer 2017 contest winners will be published in the Dare to Dream pages, on November 12, 2017. Stay tuned to Dream Quest One for contest news, updates, and announcements here! We are now accepting poems and short story entries in our new Winter 2017 -2018 competition. However, the new contest deadline is February 28, 2018. Visit the ‘Official Rules’ page for details on how to enter. You may submit multiple and simultaneous entries into both the Poetry & Writing Contest. ‘Enter Now!’ for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00! Above all, keep writing and never stop dreaming…
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, skills and abilities 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 Contest 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 is February 28, 2018
All contest winners will be announced on March 31, 2018.
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest mission 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…
First Place… $250.00
Second Place… $125.00
Third Place… $50.00
First Place… $500.00
Second Place… $250.00
Third Place… $100.00
There is a $10.00 (US dollars) entry fee per short story and a $5.00 (US dollars) entry fee per poem.
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:
First Poetry Prize ($250): “THE CALL OF IMAGINATION” by Elizabeth “Lizzy” Lee of Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Second Poetry Prize ($125): “GRANDMA’S COUCH” by Michael Di Vito of Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA
Third Poetry Prize ($50): “FREEDOM” by Kelligrace Hernandez of Phoenix, Arizona, USA
First Writing Prize ($500): PETS’ HOOF AND PAW PRINTS ON COMBAT SOLDIERS HEARTS (non-fiction) by Robert B. Robeson of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Second Writing Prize ($250): THE GALILEAN by Rebecca Buller of Goltry, Oklahoma, USA
Third Writing Prize ($100): SMILE, GIRL by Rachel Mae Wade of Montague, Michigan, USA
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