Here are the official rules for the bi-weekly poetry contests. Please keep these in mind while viewing the poetry contest forum. This thread was last updated: 10/19/2017 Upon posting here you will be held accountable for following the rules posted below. If you don’t you can be subjected to having posts deleted, being muted from the contest forum, and being banned from the forums entirely. Rules for the Writing Forums in general: https://www.writingforums.org/rules/ 1) You must post your entry on the current poetry contest(s) by the time that’s listed on said contest. I will not always be able to lock the thread by the due date for every contest, so if you do happen to post after the due date your post may be deleted from the thread. 2) Every contest will include a theme and specific poetry style to go by. If you post an entry that doesn’t follow the theme and style given for said contest you will be disqualified from that contest. 3) You will not be allowed to disclose the author of any entries submitted until the end of the voting process for said contest. Doing so may result in you losing access to post on the poetry contest forum. 4) You may only submit one entry per contest. Posting more than one will result in your disqualification from said contest. 5) You can only post your entry for a poetry contest on the entry thread. Creating a separate thread or posting it elsewhere on the poetry contest forum will result in it being deleted. 6) You are only allowed to post entries on entry threads. If you post any replies or other comments that aren’t entries those posts will be deleted. 7) You will not be allowed to vote for your own entry in any given contest. Doing so will result in your entry being disqualified from said contest. 8) If there are any issues please contact me in private about them. If it’s an issue concerning hate speech from another forum user do not attempt the confront them. Contact any forum admins, and we will take care of it as soon as possible. If you have any questions concerning these rules or the contest in general feel free to contact me through private messaging anytime. Thanks!