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Dream Quest One

Poetry and Writing Contest

* WINTER 2017 - 2018*


Deadline: Postmarked by February 28, 2018



Attention! The Summer 2017 Contest is now closed! There were many beautifully composed entries submitted to enter this unique dual competition. We are now in the reading/judging phase of the contest. All Poetry Contest and Writing Contest winners will be notified and published in our Dare to Dream pages, on November 12, 2017.  Stayed tuned to Dream Quest One for contest news, updates, and announcements! Our Winter 2017 - 2018 competition is now accepting entries. We are receiving entries from October 1st through February 28, 2017, at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time (PST). Visit our 'Official Rules' page for complete contest guidelines. You may now submit multiple and simultaneous entries into both the Poetry Contest and 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, 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."

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.

Deadline: Entries must be submitted by February 28, 2018 - 11:59PM, PST.

*All contest winners will be notified and published online in the  Dare to Dream pages, on March 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...


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 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
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.
Note 2: Students have a great opportunity to take advantages of professional writing company SmartWritingService.com and its academic experts.


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