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Dream Quest One

Poetry and Writing Contest

* WINTER 2016 - 2017*


Postmark deadline: January 31, 2017



Attention: The Summer 2016 Poetry & Writing Contest is closed! We are now in the process of confirming and in judging phases for all poems & short story entries. Dream Quest One has received many beautifully composed verse and prose pieces. Therefore, if you have submitted any Summer 2016 entries, it may take some time before processing your entry form information, and confirming your poems and stories. 

We urge you to stay tuned to Dream Quest One.com for contest news, updates, and deadlines. Most importantly, all Summer 2016 Poetry Contest and Writing Contest winners will be published online, in the Dare to Dream pages, on October 9, 2016. Keep writing, creating, and achieving attainable goals, while working toward making your dreams a reality. Our Winter 2016 - 2017 Contest is now accepting entries. The new competition postmark deadline is January 31, 2017. Visit our 'Official Rules' page for details on how to enter!


Wishing you the best,

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.

Postmark deadline: JANUARY 31, 2017 - 11:59PM, CST.

*All contest winners will be notified and published online in the  Dare to Dream pages, on March 26, 2017.  

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 2015 - 2016 winning poems and short stories in the Dare to Dream pages:

First Poetry Prize ($250):
"JUST BEYOND" by Joanne Jagoda of Oakland, California, USA

Second Poetry Prize ($125):
"WAXING CRESCENT" by Petra Perkins of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA

Third Poetry Prize ($50):
"LYING ON THE WHITE BED" by Alexandra Herr of Campton, New Hampshire, USA



First Writing Prize ($500): THE ODDEST COMPANY by Jessica Olson of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA

Second Writing Prize ($250):
COFFEE & SUGAR by Mallory Moore of Ponca City, Oklahoma, USA

Third Writing Prize ($100):
I HAVE IT ALL PLANNED OUT by Kenneth L. Feeley of Bonita Springs, Florida, 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.
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