Dream Quest Poetry and Story Writing Competition

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - summer 2016

Last date to apply

August 17, 2016
11:59 PM (CST) 

About Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

  • Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest mission is to inspire, motivate and encourage anyone having the desire or love of poetry and writing,
  • It is a poetry and short story writing competition where a person can submit a poem or a short story or both written by him/her and stand a chance to win exciting prizes.
  • Interested candidates can submit their entries both online as well as offline after making the payment of entry fee.
  • The Competition happens twice in a year that is the Summer Contest and the Winter Contest.
  • The Competition was started in the year 2005.

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Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global 
Class/ Age Any age 
Details
  • Previously published poems and short stories in other contests, books, magazines, etc are accepted and welcomed as long as they are original works created by the contest entrant(s).
  • All entries must be original works.
  • Multiple entries are accepted.

Not eligible for the contest

  • Current and former employees of Dreamquestone.Com or their relatives are not eligible.

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Reward

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Rewards 

Story Writing contest:

Prizes

Amount

First Prize

$500

Second Prize

$250

Third Prize

$100

Poetry contest:

Prizes

Amount

First Prize

$250

Second Prize

$125

Third Prize

$50

  • Works of first three winners in Dream quest one poetry and writing contest will be published on Dare to dream page of Dream quest one poetry and writing contest .

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Application form and Process

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Application Process

The person interested in participating can submit their Entries via

  1. Online Submission
  • For Dream quest one poetry and writing contest.

Story Writing Contest entries

  • The Entry may be written on maximum of 5 pages, neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme.
  • All short stories may be on any subject or theme.  For example, any fiction, non-fiction, essays, diary, journal entries and short screenplays are accepted.

Poetry Contest entries

  • The Entry 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.

2. E-mail Submission

Submitting Poetry/Writing Contest Entries via mail:

  • Take a Print out the Mail in entry form >> Download the Entry Form
  • Fill out the entry form with your current and correct information.
  • Included Poems and/or Short stories Contest entries must be neatly hand printed or legibly typed and submitted with poet's/writer's name, address, phone number, and email address (if applicable) in the upper left-hand corner of the entry.
  • Entries submitted electronically must be sent as email attachments in a word processing document such as, Microsoft Word (.doc) or (docx), Word Perfect (.wpd) or Rich Text Format (.rtf), Open Document Format (.odt), etc.   
  • Subject of the E-mail: 'Poetry Contest Entry' or 'Writing Contest Entry' must be typed in the subject line of the email and shold be sent to alwest56@hotmail.com
  • The contest poems or short stories entry must be on a separate page from the entry form information.
  • Include payment for each poem along with a (SASE) Self Addressed Stamped Envelope for entry confirmation and notification.
  •  Include payment for each short story along with a (SASE) Self Addressed Stamped Envelope for entry confirmation and notification.
  • Multiple and simultaneous poetry and writing contest entries are accepted. There are no limits to your entries.

3. Submitting Poetry/Writing Contest Entries Via PayPal

  • Step 1: Pay Entry Fee Through Paypal. 
     Entry Fee through Paypal: The entry fee of for each poem and  for each short story submission will be entered.  (Note: Electronic submissions require a two dollar ($2.00) transaction fee to be included with the entry fee).
  • Step 2: Send in your Entry
    • So the applicant has to pay through Paypal and after completing the transaction the person has to send the entry via e-mail- to alwest56@hotmail.com

Important Points for Submission

  • You may use only one Entry Form for all entries.  PayPal payment must be made before submitting all entries.
  • The information requested on the entry form may be either included in the typed Word processing document or typed into an email message body area.  If included in the Word document, entry form information should be on the first page. 

Entry fee for the Contest

  • $10 per short story  ($12 per short story if entry fee is paid using Paypal)
  • $5 per poem. ($7 per poem if entry fee is paid using Paypal)

These fees may be paid by mail or PayPal (Note: Electronic submissions require a two dollar ($2.00) transaction fee to be included with the entry fee).

How to pay the Entry Fees for the Contest?

  • Make personal checks, cashier's checks or money orders payable to "DREAMQUEST.COM". 
  • Cash payments are accepted, but will be sent at your own risk.
  • For Entries from outside the United States, entry fees must be submitted in US dollars.  Foreign entrants are strongly urged to use international money orders rather than personal checks.  Personal checks must be cleared-- entries will not be considered valid until they do.
  • Dreamquestone.Com is not responsible for lost entries or payments.
  • Entrants cannot send payment by mail and submit electronically.  Either both payment and entry must be sent by mail or both must be sent electronically.  Entries will not be returned.

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Selection Process

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Selection Process

  • Judges are members of Dream Quest One -Dare to Dream Master Selection Committee. 
  • Selection Criteria for Poems: All poems will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, characterization, artistic quality, adherence to the 30 line limit, and the ability to dream.
  •  Selection Criteria for Stories: All short stories are judge based on originality, creative imagination, character introduction and development; plot development, adherence to the (5) page limit, and the ability to dream.
  •  All decisions of the judges are final.
  • All the winners will be notified by postal mail or by telephone number.
  • The results will be declared on October 9, 2016.

Winners from India

In 2012-13 Pradipsingh G. Ailsinghani of Vadodara, Gujarat won the third prize in Poetry writing Contest,

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Address

Mail your essays/ poems to:

c/o Andre L. West, Editor
Dream Quest One, 
Poetry & Writing Contest
Chicago, IL 60654

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Contact Details

Email: alwest56@hotmail.com

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