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Dream Quest One

Poetry and Writing Contest

* SUMMER 2017*


Postmark deadline: August 15, 2017

ATTENTION: Without further ado, all Winter 2016 - 2017 Poetry & Writing Contest Winners are now published online in our 'Dare to Dream pages'! Congratulations to the poets, writers, and dreamers who participated in this unique dual poetry and writing competition! Kudos and commendations go out to all souls who put forth such excellent effort in creating great poems and short stories for the world to see. Keep writing, creating, and achieving attainable goals, while working toward making your dreams a reality. You may click on the sidebar links or scroll down toward the bottom of this page, to view all Winter 2016 - 2017 winning poems and short stories. We are now accepting submissions in our Summer 2017 competition. The new contest deadline is August 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM, CST. Visit our 'Official Rules' page for details on how to enter!
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 15, 2017 - 11:59PM, CST.

*All contest winners will be notified and published online in the  Dare to Dream pages, on October 16, 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 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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