SPU Poetry Contest #6: Announcement (& Winners of #5)

in contest •  last year



@run-the-bits here again with your results for the SPU Poetry Contest #6! You guys wrote some truly great poems this week. In fact, it was kinda hard choosing the winners (ಥ﹏ಥ) so I'm including one honourable mention. Be sure to check out our new poetry exclusive resteem bid-bot @cleansingpoetry which you can support and get a daily share of the bids by delegating SP to it here. For those unfamiliar with delegation, check out @angelveselinov 's intro on dlive and the introductory post here.

Results of SPU Poetry Contest #5

Rank Poem Poet SBD Prize
1st Lonliness @julietisrael 2.5 SBD
2nd The Alternative @figuringoutsrn 1 SBD
3rd All Hail Me @ange.nkuru 0.5 SBD
<sub>HM</sub> <sub>Stillness</sub> <sub>@tiempoyesp</sub> <sub>0.05 SBD</sub>

<br>If you were considering donating to next week's prize pool, please consider delegating to @cleansingpoetry instead. For a resteem and upvote, send 0.05 SBD with your link in the memo. Since I donate based on how well I do on Lucksacks<sup>Steemit Poker</sup> that week, I'll only confirm there will be a bonus next week. I just can't confirm how much or to how many places.


Rank Prize
1st 1.5 SBD
2nd 1 SBD
3rd 0.5 SBD
+Bonus TBD


Mix 'n Match

I actually liked this format and there were some great poems from it last time, so let's try again.

What you have to do is pick one theme and an image below as your prompts. Then, write a poem inspired by the image while incorporating the theme into your poem. This week's images are courtesy of me, as I hope to begin uploading both poetry and photography to Steemit more regularly soon.


  1. Heat
  2. Fear
  3. "Congratulations, {blank}"





  • Your poem has to be inspired by ONE of the images AND centered on ONE of the Themes.
  • No restrictions on length or rhyming. Feel free - use your freedom wisely.
  • The post's title has to be "SPU Poetry Contest #6: POEM TITLE".
  • Use #poetsunited as the FIRST tag.
  • Upvote this post. Resteem is optional, but appreciated.
  • Copy the link to your poem, and post it in the comments below.

Deadline for entries is before this post's payout (On Friday, 6th April). Once this post has paid out, no more entries will be accepted. We will do our best to announce winners and the following contest as quickly as possible.

You must respect Steemit rules! No plagiarism allowed. If you are going to use photos or pictures on your post, make sure that you are allowed to use them, and to source the content. Any breaking of rules will be notified and the entry will not be accepted.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments. I will do my best to respond in a timely manner.

<center> Join our Dlive shows on Friday nights 10 PM GMT<br><br>The biggest community for poetry and prose on Steemit!<br><br>#POETSUNITED (use it to be considered for the Daily Dose)<br><br>Check out the only Poetry Exclusive Resteem Bid-Bot @cleansingpoetry<br><br>Join us on our Discord Server Here</center>

<a href="https://discord.gg/vHnhzq3" alt="Steemit Poets United"><img src=""/>

Posted from my blog with SteemPress : https://poetsunited.org/2018/03/30/spu-poetry-contest-6-announcement-winners-of-5/

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

Thanks for the recognition, it feels very good.

Just one question, seems silly but I thought I'd ask

Since these images are courtesy of you, am I correct in believing we're allowed to use them within our entry post?

Thanks 😊


Thank you kindly 😊

@moneyinfant has added your contest to the list Steemit Writing Contests: Issue #64. The list is updated on a daily basis and your contest will remain on the list until its expiration - there's nothing you need to do.

The list was created to save writers the excessive amount of time spent searching through the #contest tag for writing contests. Now they can just come to the list each day, see new contests and use their time doing what they love - writing.

If you'd like to help spread the word about the Steemit Writing Contest List I'd really appreciate a resteem, but it certainly isn't necessary. The project is simply meant to help writers save time and contest creators attract more contestants.

P.S. If you know of any contests I've missed I'd love to hear about them. Thanks!

Wow great contest I like reading poetry and I have entered a few steemit poetry contests and even won a couple. Here are two of my entries to others poetry contests from last month https://steemit.com/poetry/@isteemithard/genius-the-plant-writers-block-poetry-contest-week-4
I would like to join this #contest for #poetsunited but only if you change the rules to stay within the Steemit Guidelines...
I'm sure your unaware and did not break the Steemit Guidelines on purpose but this contest is breaking the Steemit guidelines. Please learn that you should Not require Upvotes on Contests. You should make the Upvote part optional not required for entry. It is not against the Guidelines to require resteeming but in my opinion should also be optional.



Thank you for pointing out this small oversight...entrants never really had to upvote to begin with, as I didn't check that they did, but we'll make the changes accordingly.


awesome in that case I will make an entry poem post thanks for the response


have you noticed the steemit hiaku contest has the same rule tho? Just curious if this has been pointed out since it has been running for a while and I'm relatively new...

1... Upvote this post and resteem it...
(The more the merrier... to win Free
SBD/Steem to become Dolphins and Whales).

This share will be made by @tenorbalonzo in the resteem

Thanks for answering my earlier question, I've just finished my entry 😊
Hope you enjoy it!

I was inspired by the second picture so I put up this, I hope you're touched by it.


This post was upvoted and resteemed by @resteemr!
Thank you for using @resteemr.

@resteemr is a low price resteem service.
Check what @resteemr can do for you. Introduction of resteemr.

This Post has Resteemed to 6400 Followers by Steemit Viral and also shared on Facebook,Twitter and Linkedin

Send 0.05 Steem or 0.05 Steem Dollars to @irfansardar use the URL in the memo


This is my entry poem
I chose to write on fear because it truly had me confused and displaced
Fear scares.

Congrats to the winners but were the judges truly fair???


It's a contest on a subjective art form, paid out in part from my own pocket...I'd say it's fair...


Ok @run-the-bits i asked because i looked at the enteries and made comparison with mine. Maybe i followered the other instructions but didn't follow the theme of the contest.
Any way, I will try out the new contest.


@inspiredgideon1 I'm not sure what standards you were using to compare, which don't really matter anyway since the judging is subject to taste. That's not to say I didn't like yours though, as I clearly showed how much I did by both commenting on it and resteeming it (something I didn't even do for the winners). You also followed the theme and instructions just fine. However, to address what I think you may be getting at specifically, the judging is not based on how many comments, upvotes, etc. a post receives. If you'd like to guest judge for a week, let us know and we'd be happy to welcome a different perspective.


Hmmmm I am not in any way countering the judge that did the work.
So sorry for feeling that my work was the best. Thanks


Well we encourage people to join in the community and be guest judges but apparently people do not find time to help us out...


Ok then. I am bit busy with school. So can't take up that task but i will very soon