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    Past Contest Weekly Poetry Contest for the Week of 8/11/13: First Times (#237) Winner

    Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Poetry Contest Archives' started by morepages, Aug 14, 2013.

    This week's Weekly Poetry Contest winner is [MENTION=55733]badgerjelly[/MENTION] with "There are first times and last times"! Congratulations!

    The winning poem will be presented below (just as soon as I get admin permissions to move posts). Please spend the remainder of the week showering this masterpiece with praise! See you all on Friday for next week's contest!
     
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    Do more people usually enter this?

    If not then have you thought about extending the time limit?
     
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    Extending the time limit won't make a difference. Not many people write/read poetry anymore (including myself, but I am beginning to change that), so I expect the number of submissions will be quite low each time.

    I was going to write a poem for the competition, but for some reason I wasn't inspired. It wasn't a bad theme, just...not inspired. :rolleyes: Next time, hopefully.

    Anyway, congratulations on winning, badgerjelly! :D
     
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    Well that is disappointing :(

    I honestly just wanted critic because for some weird reason I cannot post in the "poetry" thread. I have pm'd admin but have yet to receive a reply about this.
     
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    You have to make 20 posts and at least 2 critiques before you're allowed to post poetry or fiction to be critiqued by others. :)
     
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    Congrats badgerjelly!

    And while I'm here, I'd like to add that perhaps it would be better to allow more time for people to participate. I think it was previously 2 weeks, wasn't it? Allowing more time may not increase participate by a lot, but I think it should help at least a little.
     
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    I am down for all suggestions to make the contests more successful. I was asked to resume the "Weekly" Poetry contests, which is why I scheduled such a short submission window. I have a lot of control here though, so I can do bi-weekly if that would be more a more productive, entertaining, and educational competition.

    If so, then the next contest will be announced this Friday, with a submission window of one full week.Sound fair?

    Feel free to PM me with any future suggestions for a more successful contest; I check them almost every day.
     
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