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Darkness in me

Embrace the shadows and share your darkest verses at our hauntingly beautiful Dark Poetry Contest

🌑 Darkness in Me Poetry Contest 2023 🌑

Calling all wordsmiths and poets of the shadows! Unleash your creativity and dive into the depths of your soul as we invite you to participate in the mesmerizing "Darkness in Me Poetry Contest." Embrace the enigmatic allure of the night and explore the mysterious recesses of your being through the power of poetry.

🌙 Theme: Darkness in Me 🌙

There is a certain beauty that resides within darkness—a mystical realm that holds secrets, fears, and hidden desires. In this contest, we encourage you to delve into the depths of your emotions, allowing the shadows within your soul to be your muse. Uncover the profound meaning that darkness holds for you and craft a poetic masterpiece that illuminates its essence. Whether you explore the subtle nuances of inner turmoil, the night's embrace, or the haunting nature of the human psyche, let your words paint vivid images of the darkness that dwells within.

🌑 Guidelines 🌑

1️⃣ Poems must be written in English.

2️⃣ All poetic forms, such as sonnets, haikus, free verse, and more, are welcome.

3️⃣ Each participant can submit up to two original poems.

4️⃣ Poems should focus on the theme of darkness within oneself, but interpretations can be broad and varied.

5️⃣ Submissions must be unpublished and should not have won any previous contests.

6️⃣ The length of the poems should be no more than 40 lines.

🌑 Important Dates 🌑

  • Contest Opening Date: May 8th, 2023

  • Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2023

  • Winner Announcement: June 9th, 2023 

  • 🌙 Judging Criteria 🌙

    Our esteemed panel of poetry enthusiasts and literary experts will evaluate the submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and originality in exploring the theme.

  • Artistic merit and skilful use of language.

  • Emotional impact and ability to evoke the essence of darkness.

  • The overall composition and poetic style.

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