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Dream Quest One

Poetry and Writing Contest

* WINTER 2017 - 2018*


Deadline: Postmarked by February 28, 2018



Attention! The Dream Quest One Poetry Contest and Writing Contest - Summer 2017 winners are posted in our Dare to Dream pages. My most enthusiastic Congratulations! goes out to all contest entrants who have submitted their brilliantly composed literary works of art, to enter this unique dual competition. This poetry contest and writing contest is international, open to everyone who dares to dream. You may enter now! There were so many beautifully written prose and verse entries that I am still amazed by the creative imaginations, skills, talents, and raw artistic abilities that you all possess. I wish there could be more winners, but there only 3 poetry prizes and 3 short story prizes available in this competition.

I am truly grateful for your presence in expressing yourselves through written words, which poets and writers around the world possess. For example, writers from Armenia, India, Pakistan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Malta, China, South Korea, Australia, Russia, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Austria, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, United Arabic Emirates, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Iran, Belgium, Brussels, Sweden, Norway, Africa, and many, many more share the love for poetry, fiction, nonfiction and creative nonfiction. I urge you all to continue writing and never give up on your dreams! You may use the sidebar links or scroll down toward the bottom of the page, and click on the Dare to Dream page links, to read winning poems and short stories.

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):
"CALENDAR YEAR" by Haley R. Stone of Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA

Second Poetry Prize ($125):
"SOME PEOPLE" by Daniela Silva of Tampa, Florida, USA

Third Poetry Prize ($50):
"THE DAY I DREAM OF" by Othusitse Joseph of Gaborone, Botswana, Southern Africa



First Writing Prize ($500): TIN CANS by Lucille Bellucci fo Oakland, California, USA

Second Writing Prize ($250):
CAREGIVER by J. F. Callahan of San Diego, California, USA

Third Writing Prize ($100):
Param Singh Gujral of Kolkata, West Bengal, India
*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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