and Writing Contest
2015 - 2016*
New Postmark deadline: JANUARY 24, 2016
Attention! The Summer 2015 competition
is now closed. So far, there have been many beautifully written entries received and we will continue processing and preparing
all contest entries for the reading/judging phase of this contest. All Summer 2015 competition winners will be notified and
published in the Dare to Dream pages, on September 26, 2015. Stayed tuned to Dream Quest One.com for contest news, updates
and results. This is the 10th Anniversary of our mission to inspire, motive and encourage anyone having love for or the desire
to write poems and stories. We are now accepting poetry, fiction, nonfiction and creative nonfiction story entries in our
Winter 2015 - 2016 competition. The new contest deadline is JANUARY 24, 2016! Enter now for a chance to win cash prizes totaling
$1275.00. Multiple and simultaneous entries in both the Poetry & Writing Contests are welcome. Keep writing, creating
and never stop dreaming!
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 have inspiration to display the beauty and art
of writing short stories and poems for the entire world to see your "gift of a dream."
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.
read the "Official Rules" for complete guidelines.
deadline: JANUARY 24, 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...
There is a $10.00 (US dollars) entry fee per short story submitted 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 2014 - 2015 winning poems
and short stories in the Dare to Dream pages:
Prize ($250): "Butterfly" by Geninne M. Woods of Lihue, Hawaii
Second Poetry Prize ($125): "Bruise" by Candace M. Armstrong of Murphysboro, Illinois
Third Poetry Prize ($50):
"Autumn Shadows" by Ryusuke Kawachi of Tokyo, Japan
First Writing Prize ($500): MEMORIES OF THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER by Jill A. Weatherholt of Matthews, North Carolina
Second Writing Prize ($250): THE POWER OF ONE MAN, WITH SONG by Lee Davis of Mountain View, Missouri
Third Writing Prize ($100): THE SOUND OF TULIPS by Jim Xie of Ontario, Canada
You may find all previous Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Winners from Winter 2005-2006 to the present,