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:new: Edit: This contest is now officially closed! Thank you to everyone who entered. Please scroll down for the final prize list as well as run time for voting. We will be working hard to narrow down the amazing entries. Winners will be posted no later than March 15th. However, if we come to a conclusion before that, I will post the winner's blog early. Thanks again to all who participated and donated prizes! :heart:

Edit: Only three days left to enter! Enter while you can!
Scroll down for updated prize list. =D Seriously, we have tons of awesome prizes. Thank you to everyone who's donated!


Welcome to PoeticalCondition's Second Official Contest!!!

:bulletpink: The DETAILS :bulletpink:


Okay, so it is February, and what is in February? Valentines day!
We are sure to see at least a zillion variations on the valentine concept in prompts and contests. Some people adore the day, some hate it and some, like myself, just think it's stupid. So we'll see the
usual love and hate and disinterest for all kinds of reasons. But how about something a little different?

The Love Letter To Yourself Contest!


I challenge that everyone find at least one thing you love about YOURSELF and write a love letter about it.
You can write it directly to yourself, or you can write it as if it's about/to someone else. That is up to you.
It doesn't have to be in letter format, but it must be poetry.
It can be vain, or deep; about a specific instance or in general; even sarcastic. As long as the main theme is "I love myself and this is why."

Even the most lonely, or most in love people, can relate to this. Even the most self-hating people can find ONE thing they love about themselves (and chances are they probably need to).

As an example (and actually what gave me the idea for the contest), I wrote this:
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Hopefully, that will help you understand what I mean. But feel free to explore this idea. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

If we are confused as to how your entry is a love letter to yourself, we may ask for a small explination. But for the most part this is completely open to member interpretation. Love poems come in all shapes and sizes, so don't hold back. :heart:

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:bulletred: Boring but IMPORTANT RULES :bulletred:


1) Only members can enter (feel free to join just for the contest!).
2) Poems only, but any type/form of poetry is fine. Feel free to write an actual letter poem, but don't feel confined to that form.
3) Only 1 poem per member.
4) New poetry written for this contest only.
5) Poem must be your own work, do not try to claim someone else's work as your own.
6) No found poetry, and no cover photos.
7) No longer than 50 lines, please. Haiku is fine, but nothing shorter. No 6WS. (In this case, a little length is probably better, considering the topic, I really wanna feel the love.)
8) Must include "Written for PoeticalCondition's Love Letter To Myself Contest" or something to that effect, in the author's comments.
9) Must be submitted to the "Love Letter Contest Entries" folder only.

If you do not adhere to the rules completely, we will not take your poem into consideration to win. And we will remove it from the contest folder.

Members, Contributors and Co-founders are welcome to enter and free to win. Only Judges cannot enter.

Judges Are:
:iconriseandbe: :icondearpoetry: :iconprettyflour: :iconmichel-le-fou:

In the case of a tie during voting, my vote (RiseandBe) is the tie breaker.

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:bulletblue: WONDERFUL PRIZES :bulletblue:


First place:
Journal features from: RiseandBe, prettyflour, DearPoetry, Dreamsickdev, and TheLunarDragon
An interview and journal feature from travelgirlxx
Llamas from: RiseandBe, camelopardalisinblue, DearPoetry, travelgirlxx, Nullibicity, vespera, and TheLunarDragon
Feature in MadxRhapsodyx17's "Deviously Skillful and Talented" article.
3 In-depth comments or Critiques from TheLunarDragon on pieces of your choosing.
1 critique from tiganusi on a piece of your choosing.
A :+devwatch: from Nullibicity
3 :+fav: from TheLunarDragon
50 :points: from prettyflour
50 :points: from shehrozeameen
200 :points: from RiseandBe

Second place:
Journal features from: RiseandBe, DearPoetry, travelgirlxx, Dreamsickdev, and prettyflour
Llamas from: RiseandBe, DearPoetry, camelopardalisinblue, travelgirlxx, Nullibicity, vespera, and TheLunarDragon
Feature in MadxRhapsodyx17's "Deviously Skillful and Talented" article.
2 In-depth comments or Critiques from TheLunarDragon on pieces of your choosing.
1 critique from tiganusi on a piece of your choosing.
A :+devwatch: from Nullibicity
2 :+fav: from TheLunarDragon
30 :points: from shehrozeameen
125 :points: from RiseandBe

Third place:
Journal features from: RiseandBe, DearPoetry, ;devtravelgirlxx:, Dreamsickdev, and prettyflour
Llamas from: RiseandBe, DearPoetry, camelopardalisinblue, travelgirlxx, Nullibicity, vespera, and TheLunarDragon
Feature in MadxRhapsodyx17's "Deviously Skillful and Talented" article.
1 critique from tiganusi on a piece of your choosing.
A :+devwatch: from Nullibicity
1 :+fav: from TheLunarDragon
20 :points: from shehrozeameen
75 :points: from RiseandBe

*Must specify pieces for comment/critique and commission wanted within a week of winning.

Prize donations are open! Anything from features to llamas to points, whatever you have to offer, we will accept. You can donate points for the contest at the Official PoeticalCondition Donation Pool on RiseandBe's profile.
The more you donate, the more you can win! =D

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:bulletyellow: Run Time :bulletyellow:


Start Date: February 1st, 2013 (or the second you read this)
End Date: March 1st, 2013 (I will close the contest folder on this date)
Judging: March 1st - 14th 2013
Winners Announced: March 15th, 2013

I can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Good Luck and Happy Writing!
- Mo :heart:
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:iconpsyghostis:
Psyghostis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not sure if I'm just being dense (though I've checked the other two journals after this one), but have the winners been announced yet?
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No, not yet. I mentioned at the end of the community feature (but it was just a small p.s. and easy to miss) that there has been some confusion with the judges, but I'm working on it and will have them up asap!
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:iconpsyghostis:
Psyghostis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, righto! (Thought I might have missed something D: ) Thanks for the info. :D
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mmhmm. Sorry for the delay!
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TheLunarDragon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I VOTE FOR MYSELFZ!

(didnt even enter)

:3
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
=P
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know why you can't send a private note. But I can't accept your votes in public. Again, I will have to hide this comment as I do not want the entrants to see your votes until we announce the winners. I expect discretion from all judges. If you can't follow the rules I've put in place for judging, you cannot be a judge.
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Psyghostis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Are we able to submit our submissions to other groups (not for contests, but just for potential pageviews, comments, etc), or do we have to wait until judging is over?
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You may submit your entries to as many groups as you like whenever you wish. =D
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:iconpsyghostis:
Psyghostis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for clarifying this. :hug:
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! =D
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GhostDog401 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright I entered :D
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yay!
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GhostDog401 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Hope you guys like it
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Question: "about/to someone else..."
Okay, so the options are:
letter to myself
letter TO someone else, from me
letter FROM someone else, to me

Correct? Those last two don't quite fit the "love letter to myself" category, so I'm a bit confused.
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No, you must be writing to yourself, but you can write in first person or in third as if talking about someone else, but actually still referring to yourself.
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vespera Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
buah ha ha, I can give llamas to winners if I haven't given them already.
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! Thanks!
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MadxRhapsodyx17 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Writer
I just started my own showcase for dA members called "Deviously Skillful and Talented" via journal entries. I update it weekly on Monday nights. I am more than willing to include contest winners and honorable mentions. :)
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet! Thanks so much. =D
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MadxRhapsodyx17 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Writer
No problem. Anytime. :)
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just saw this.. I think I'll give it a go :3 I mean, I'm good at sarcasm and love <3
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You should! Would love to read it! =D
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm trying! It's harder than I thought, but I'm trying! Hehehe
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
=P I know what you mean. You've got a week to work out the kinks. Keep at it, I'm sure you'll come up with something!
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Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, how truly awful my entry is xD Oh well, it's done, submitting now dear~
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I'm sure it's not that bad! You are always your own worst critic! I look forward to reading it, when I judge the entries. =D
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Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
We shall see xD i think its the only sarcastic entry you got o.o
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
=P That may help it along! Unique is always good. =D
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah hah, I started. It's amusing, to me, though maybe not quite so loving as you are looking for >.<
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As long as you love something about yourself in there somewhere! =P
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:iconjjm239:
jjm239 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe next time
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not next time. NOW! NOW! NOW! :stare:
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:iconjjm239:
jjm239 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not with this head cold I've got! I want to be at 100%. That's why the poem I just submitted to PC isn't exactly my best work.
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, fair enough. I totally shut down when I'm sick. I'll let ya slide this time. But next time, NO excuses! =P
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:iconjjm239:
jjm239 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure I'll think of something, Milfy one.
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
;)
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:iconmadxrhapsodyx17:
MadxRhapsodyx17 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Writer
I like this idea! I'm in! :D
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!
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:iconnotensmsk:
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Again, quite a strong contest and an interesting idea. Love letter... never written it before :hmm: might have to think over it :D
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You should!
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
haha I will try :) thank you for the push!
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:iconriseandbe:
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Of course!
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MeganLawler94 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Writer
This is *MeganLawler94 from #AnotherContestGroup, and I'd like to inform you that we've found and added your contest to our listings! It should appear in our journals, according to the deadline, within the next couple of days.

Also, if you're low on prizes to offer, see if you qualify for our Winner's Package. All the information about it and other features of our group are in our FAQ.

Note us if the deadline changes, or if you would like another contest featured.

Perhaps join the group to get updates on the happenings at ACG. We feature hundreds of contests that offer many different prizes. We're also running a contest of our own, the Tales of Time contest. There's something for everyone's skill level!

I hope your contest is a success!

*MeganLawler94

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We do not feature contest journals in our gallery; please refrain from adding your journal to our gallery.
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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