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Dream Quest One

Poetry and Writing Contest

*WINTER 2015 - 2016*


New deadline: August 17, 2016



Attention: The Winter 2015 - 2016 competition is now closed! We are now in process of confirming poetry and short stories, and will be proceeding to the reading/judging phase. This will continue until all Winter 2015 -2016 contest winners are selected, notified and published in our Dare to Dream pages, on March 17, 2016. Above all, our the highest accolades goes out to each contest entrant, for putting forth tremendous efforts in writing such outstanding poems and short stories. The Summer 2016 contest is now accepting entries! Visit our Official Rules page for details on how to enter. I be will looking forward to seeing your excellent verse and prose entries in this unique dual competition. "Enter Now!" for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00!
Relentlessly yours,
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: AUGUST 17, 2016.

*All contest winners will be notified and published online in the  Dare to Dream pages, on October 9, 2016.  

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

First Poetry Prize ($250):
"LEGENDARY STRONGMAN" by Gracie-Jean Lovemark of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Second Poetry Prize ($125):
"A SUMMER'S EVENING" by Shirley Russak Wachtel of East Brunswick,  New Jersey, USA

Third Poetry Prize ($50):
"UPSTREAM" by Teddy Marshall Smith of Erie, Michigan, USA



First Writing Prize ($500): THE APPLE TREE ORPHANS by Tamara K. Cline of San Antonio, Texas, USA

Second Writing Prize ($250):
IN HER OWN WAY by Henry Heitmann of Ft. Meyers Beach, Florida, USA

Third Writing Prize ($100):
THE SCENT OF GARDENIAS by Beverly J. Justice of Cambridge, Ohio, 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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