January 23, 2009

Inspiration Poetry Contest

Inspiration

Inspiration by the light of day,
Inspiration to make me pray.
Inspiration in my willingness to give,
Inspiration to move on and live!
Inspiration to tell my story,
Inspiration because there is no glory.
Inspiration comes from deep within,
Inspiration from sorrow and sin.
Inspiration makes this real,
Inspiration is how i feel.
Inspiration can come from rain,
Inspiration takes my pain.

Ian Kennedy

Inspiration in the mundane-most thing is what creates art. Its what keeps the world going and it what motivates us to live each day.

So here is the much awaited poetry contest dedicated to just that "INSPIRATION"

Contest rules:

1. The central theme of the poem is "INSPIRATION" and the poems should be in English.
2. The poem should be between 75 to 250 words.
3. The poem should be your original composition and should have a title.
4. The word count should be mentioned at the end of the post.
5. The post should be accompanied with a picture.

Term and conditions:

1. This contest is valid for the members of this community. In case you are not a member and want to become a member, drop your email id in the shout box. One of the administrations will invite you.
2. Last date for submission is 4th Feb.
3. Members can post multiple entries on the theme but will mail the one to be considered for the contest at writers.in.lounge@gmail.com. Kindly attach a word document in the mail with the word count. Kindly also tag the entries with "Inspiration Poetry Contest".
4. The results will be announced on 14th February, 2009.
5. The prizes given will be the 1st prize winner, 1st runner up and the 2nd runner up. There will also be a readers' choice award given. Details of this will be announced once the contests closes on 4th Feb.

Note:

The Lounge closes from now until 4th February,09 and posts not related to the contest will be deleted. So kindly refrain from such posts.


Looking forward to a great contest. :)

Thanks,
The Writers' Lounge Admin.

30 comments:

  1. looking forward to the contest...
    wish all the poets the best of luck... lets see a lot of brilliant poems inspired! :)

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  2. ah so finally the contest is here...
    this place will be blooming with splendid works of poetry..
    all the best to all of us.. :)

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  3. are koi ye batao ke hindi me bhi likh sakta hu na

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  4. very well written . a great poem on inspiration.i loved the way you have included things.very creatively and thoughtfully.thanks for sharing...
    cheers!

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  5. Yay.. Me looking forward to this...

    @ Chirag

    Im really sorry Chirag but we may not be able to judge hindi poems simply bcas we dont have the expertise in that language.

    We means the judge.. and the contest on the whole. We are really sorry!

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  6. but yaar try to find yaar
    aise to me kabhi participate nahi kar paunga
    maine socha tha is blog ke through apani poems aage badhau
    and me bhi compettion face akrnaa chahta hu
    this is not good yaar
    ye blog koi foreighners thode na chala rahe hai jo hindi ke judge nahi dhundh pa rahe hai

    iam srry to say but agar hindi ke judge nahi dhundh pa rahe hai to shame on us.

    apani mother tounge ki respect hi nahi hai.

    mujhe bahut bura lag raha hai yaar.
    ye accha nahi ho raha hai.

    srry agar kisi ko bura laga ho meri baato ka but ye to sach me acchi baat nahi hai.

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  7. hey chirag... u can write but with intention of just writing... if u agree to keep ur posts out of compitition,admins will not have much trouble... on other hand,take up the challenge dude... i m here to help u ....

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  8. @pretty thanks yaar.u support me


    mujhe ye problem nahi hai ke me compitition me particiapte nahi kar pa raha hu...me apani kavita jaroor likhunga and competiton ke bad use post bhi karunga...
    lekin mujhe bahut bura lag raha hai ke hindi ke sath esa vahi log kar rahe hai ..jo Indians hai..log kar rahe hai ke judges nahi hai unake pass hindi poetry ke..

    agar vo mujhe kahe to me aaram se judge la sakta hu..Ujjain me kai acche poets hai..Great poet kalidas ki sathali hai ye.

    sahc me bahut bura laga ...and ab agar allow bhi kar do hindi me to mujhe nahi karna participate is competition me.
    and mera man is Lounge ko chodane ka bhi ho raha hai.

    srrry agar kisi ko meri baate acchi na lagi ho to.

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  9. @chirag

    bro, its sad i know, but its just a contest. take it easy. we are not sayin that there are no good poets in hindi, or anything such. we thought of this contest as meant only for english, so we asked for an english writer/poet.

    there is plans for hindi contest too sometime soon. we are not forgetting the ones who are better in hindi.

    aapke paas talent hai, hame bhi pata hai... ek contest ke karan lounge ko chodiyega mat. aur angrezi mein try kar sakte hai na? aapke andar uske liye bhi talent ho sakta hai!

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  10. ye koi serious talent search nahin hai bhai, hamare andar chipe kuchh shabd ham likh rahe hai...

    aaram se kaam lo aur seriousness chod do..! try karo english mein, kya fark padega? naye cheez try karne se kuchh bura to nahin hota...

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  11. i am not promising a hindi contest immediately chirag, but i, as an admin, would not like to see a good writer like you storm out bcoz of this contest. i think u have potential in you to try in any language.

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  12. mujeh ye prblm nahi hai leo
    dont worry iam not leaving the lounge
    bat ye hai ke tumane hindi ko avoid kyo kara
    mujhe hindi bahut pasand hai ..isliye nahi ke me eng me kamzor hu
    isliye ke its our mother tounge
    and maine dkeha hai kai countrys me aaj bhi unaki apani mother tounge ko prefer karte hai and apan esa kyo kar rahe hai
    me to bas tum logo ko ek suggestion de raha tha ke esa karo yaar
    and jaha tak judges ki baat hai me bol raha hu na i know lot of good poet

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  13. but lagta hai tum log nahi manoge
    anyways tum log is blog ke owner ho to me suggestion dene se jyada kuch nahi kar sakta.

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  14. well hum ne yah nahi kaha hai kiii hum hindi ke virudh hai .......hum yahaan chahte hai ki sab apni talent ko explore karein.....jab mein ,asbah aur sandhu ne is lounge ki stapna ki toh hamara niyyat yahi tha ki writers aur poets ka 1 club ya group banaye....jahann log apni aur dusro ki rachna padh sake aur unki taareeef kar sake....mere dost mein aapse kahna chahta hun ki foreign ya indian judge mein koi antar nahi hai yar.... hum yahan dosti chahte hai.....yah chotti se vajah se hum nahi chahte hai ki aap hamari lounge chode.....aap ne yahaa apne jaise bahut dosto se mulakat kii hai....sab ek jaise hi hai .....aur aaap kisi se alag nahi....aap bhi is contest mein shaamil ho sakte hai...apni oor se apni kavita likhiye aur lounge mein post kijiye.....dost....mein yahii kahna chahta hun ki hum log hindi ke against nahi hai....well hindi log use karte yaa nahi aapki independent raay hai.....hum anti hindi community nahi hai dost......just humhe hamari sabi decision mein support karein aur hamare saath datte rahe ....yahi aap members se nivedan hai.....


    Writers Lounge
    Sandeep
    Asbah
    Stephen

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  15. All the best to the contestants.

    That was a great poem to introduce the topic.

    Hope to be enthralled by the posts of really talented poets who are here.

    :)

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  16. ok friends
    shayad meri baate buri lagi ho aapako
    but maine apana view rakhka
    and maine koi apako anti hindi nahi bola hai
    shayd apane ise gaalt dhang se liya hai
    .
    hope apaka contest accha ho and umeed karta hu ke bhavishaya me aap koi pratiyogita hindi kaviyo ke liye bhi laaye
    koshish karunga is contest me bhi bhag lene ki and ab aap kah hi rahe hai to english me hi likhenge.

    vese jara ek baat bataye
    apani poems contest ki post karna hai kya lounge par ya sirf mail karna hai.

    baki meri baato se apake dil ko dukh pahucha ho to shama chahta hu
    .

    aap logo ne ye ek acchi shuruwat kari hai
    ise jarri rakhe.
    ek sadasya hone ke naate maine keval apana mat rakha tha.
    aap logo ne use galat dhang se le liya hai esa lagta hai mujhe.

    dhanaywad.

    best of luck to all of u for ur future.

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  17. hey guys hold on, I have another way, we might not be taking Hindi/Urdu poems for the contest but we cant discourage people to not write, so Chiragh Ap Apni Kavita likhain aur lounge per post kar dain :) hum sab usay perhain gay, per Hindi script ke sath uski roman enligh mai transliteration bhi likhain.



    Phew, i will be so glad when its over :P my poetry muse is dead meat, but i will try with all my bones to produce something, anything, pre-posting request will be, please don't judge a lot.. hehe!

    cant wait to see the lounge flowing with poems :)

    Best wishes peeps :)

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  18. @a
    thanks
    but now i will write my poem in english
    and whenever contest is over i will put my hindi poem.

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  19. all d best guys...hopin for a liveliness we got during d rain contest!!

    n chirag, i undrstnd...n i also feel lang shud not b a barrier...poems mean feelings...irrespective of lang....but yaar, undrstnd...ste bada aadmi hai...hehe...he has only big big contacts!! n dat too of foreign origin...lol...
    no, seriously..ste itni mehnat se judge lata hai...cheers to ste!!

    so get goin.... :)

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  20. priyanka

    zara chup karo yaar....meine already kah diya ki saarein indian writers poets jo mein jaanta hun vyast hai ...toh mein kuch nahi kar sakta hun yaar.....mein bada aadmi nahi hun

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  21. Hope we have a rocking contest ahead!

    Keep posting mates ... will love to read you all :)

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  22. @Chirag

    I can bet on it that no one here has taken your comments in the wrong way brother...humne iss jagah ko issiliye banaaya hain taaki hum ek doosre se kuch seekh paaye...and sometimes things like the one you brought to the fore just increases the scope of the contests...now we all know that you could bring some good judges on board when we plan a hindi contest, which is something to cheer about...i think ste also needs some support when it comes to roping in judges for contests...and am seriously looking forward to your poem chirag..both the hindi and the english ones...even while posting your hindi poem, it would be better if you could translate it in english for some of our friends who dont understand hindi. It should be a life changing experience for them as well. We need to make people sit up and notice...and a strong poem in hindi with its translation in english would be something which even foreign judges would love to read...welcome to the lounge chirag...rest assured..the chirag has not set the lounge on fire despite all the spilled kerosene here..he he..joking...

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  23. @lounge members

    heyyyyyaaaaaaaa.....all the best friends....i see a lot of new names...donno how many of these know me...i have been keeping damn busy with work of late, but promise to be back sooooooon...pretty sooooooon...and i have a lot of backlog here as well....will read and comment on all of them for sure....to all the old chums...big thumbs up for this contest and my best wishes...

    for the new arrivals...sandeep balan here...naam nahi suna hoga..par sunte rahoge..he he..one of the lounge founders along with ste and asbah...feels great to see such a big family of ours...cant wait to get back and interact with everyone...

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  24. @Sandeep Balan: you are really popular and hum sabne aapka naam suna hai.. i am one of the new arrivals.. its kajal aka the pink orchid.. :)
    come back soon..the lounge misses you around..

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  25. @kajal aka pink orchid ;)

    hi kajal...nice to know you...and though you would have already been welcomed to the lounge, am welcoming you to our family from my side ;)

    he he...my popularity here has lot to do with ste cooking up stories around me...he has smartly excluded portions wherein i had written stuff for him...wait for a while and you can witness ste being roasted around by master chef sandeep balan :) ;) :)

    give me two more weeks and i should be back on board...i also miss being among my friends out here...have a couple of projects on hand to polish off, and then i should be back for coffee@lounge 24x7 ;-)

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  26. @Sandeep balan: the lounge is eagerly waiting for you to come back trust me... :) thank you so much for the welcome... :)
    and yes i hope you are back sooooooon for coffee@lounge 24x7 :)

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  27. i donno if am new or not! but the name is Vinay, also known as Leo. m a small poet here at the lounge!

    regards ur being known, sandeep, i think that is true. u r lounge-famous! :) very popular! looking fwd to ur return! :)

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