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    Poetry Contest 2017 - Discussions (OP)




    We had a writing contest at the beginning of this year and we had announced that there will be a poetry contest sometime later. But due to lack of activity on the forum, we kept postponing it.

    If there is enough interest, we can go ahead and host a contest now. So are you interested in participating?

    Vote above on the poll or simply post a reply below.

    Update:

    The contest has already started a few days ago. Keep sending your entries by PM to me. Here are a few guidelines copied from a previous contest, with a few additions/updates:

    So here's the deal...

    1) PM you poem to me
    2) You have until the 15th20th of November 2017 (extended until 20th of November)
    3) You can write about anything at all Insha'Allah, as long as there is nothing anti-Islamic
    4) please do not share your entry with anybody (that should go without saying)
    5) there is no need to advertise the fact that you are entering insha'Allah
    6) No encouraging friends to vote for you insha'Allah
    7) You shall be disqualified () if you plagiarise. It must be your own work. No copying and no translating existing poems from other languages
    8) The most important thing is other members not knowing which poem is yours...

    Other than that, get PM'ing me insha'Allah
    Last edited by AabiruSabeel; 11-17-2017 at 03:17 PM. Reason: update + extension
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    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    Yes, that's right. I mean, why not? I much prefer it if you are ready to be the host as well. We can ask everyone to send their entries to you. You won't be able to participate yourself then.
    Mmm - By host do you mean I will be the judge and only judge ?

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    re: Poetry Contest 2017 - Discussions

    No, the host promotes the contest, collect all entries until the deadline, and then posts them using his own account on a separate thread without disclosing the username of the participants. He has to create a poll on that thread for everyone to vote.

    The judges are the members, no change to that. The host cannot be the judge himself because he will obviously know who has written which poem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    No, the host promotes the contest, collect all entries until the deadline, and then posts them using his own account on a separate thread without disclosing the username of the participants. He has to create a poll on that thread for everyone to vote.

    The judges are the members, no change to that. The host cannot be the judge himself because he will obviously know who has written which poem.
    This is a big decision for me as I wanted to enter the competition (and obviously win the prize) - I have to think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    Yes, we can go ahead and start it now as we have at least 8 members willing to participate.
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    Here's my poem, for all you poetry fans,
    all you sugar plum fairies eyeing up my iced mocha cans,
    my ray bans are clocking spock spotting kirk the jerk putting in the work,
    they also notice the so called believer willingly committing shirk,
    my shirt - coffee stained - as I splutter out the frothy remains
    outraged beyond rage, i remain amazed at those lame brains,
    so dose up on double shot espresso, get the head ready,
    unplug from the mains, refrain from tom dick and freddy,
    find Ahmed on speed dial and dial speedily,
    arrange "let's meet up tonight before Magrib at the masjid bro" easily
    yeah, keep it free, sow that seed and know that creed
    silently pray Tarek Mehanna get freed, for wounds to heal and not bleed,
    one two and three'd wars witness the core of mankinds fall
    welcome to the evildoers delight, the midnight ball, that free for all,
    you can even buy an evil deed for pittance at one of those stalls,
    and drown out the muezzin who makes that 5 a day call,
    hold up, the only five a day you got sold was vitamins and minerals,
    pepped up on pills your toothless grill got gilded with bleached enamels,
    nah I aint got this twisted, Oliver didn't eat olives either,
    the story teller was actually a weaver, who painted a beaver
    into a skunk, three white lines on its back and a witch hunt with a meat cleaver!
    I sigh, coz its always the best of believers, vilified, tried and fried,
    yet remaining dignified til their last,
    coz I witness they breathing their last with an air of class, far surpassed,
    unimagined as my eyes see what the will writ into what the well oiled quill spit,
    trip horizontal dead tone bleep pit, stop and switch trip.
    Now I pray so I lift up my hands, and find them stained with the remains of my mocha cans.
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    re: Poetry Contest 2017 - Discussions

    Contest entries are to be sent by pm
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    re: Poetry Contest 2017 - Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    No, the host promotes the contest, collect all entries until the deadline, and then posts them using his own account on a separate thread without disclosing the username of the participants. He has to create a poll on that thread for everyone to vote.

    The judges are the members, no change to that. The host cannot be the judge himself because he will obviously know who has written which poem.
    ok - I made the life changing decision and decided I will stand down from the competition and host it. I would have won it anyway so I guess its a chance to the give ...well....the lesser skilled a chance to win it.

    I am typing the Rule book and it will be out this afternoon GMT.

    So what do you need to do ? How do I receive the poems etc?
    Last edited by AabiruSabeel; 11-03-2017 at 05:29 PM. Reason: clean up

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    re: Poetry Contest 2017 - Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by Supernova View Post
    ok - I made the life changing decision and decided I will stand down from the competition and host it. ...


    I am typing the Rule book and it will be out this afternoon GMT.

    So what do you need to do ? How do I receive the poems etc?
    Are you sure? I don't mind hosting it myself. You can still participate.

    In any case, the rules are here in post #11.

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    re: Poetry Contest 2017 - Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    Contest entries are to be sent by pm
    i wasn't entering
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    @ all those participating, how is it going so far?

    We still have 5 days left for the deadline. So if there is anyone else willing to participate, you still have time.

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    BUMP

    Is there anyone else still working on their submission? Please let us know if you need some more time. Today is supposed to be the last day for submission, unless anyone asks for an extension.

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    How many entries do we have?
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    We have six entries so far.
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    I was planning to participate but couldnt be because of my schedule. If you extend I want to send one
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    Edit:

    The deadline for submission is now extended until Monday, 20th of November. Anyone else who is still working on their entries can also participate.
    Last edited by AabiruSabeel; 11-17-2017 at 03:19 PM. Reason: extension

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    Contest closed? Hoping we got a few more entries InShaAllah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Re.TiReD View Post
    Contest closed? Hoping we got a few more entries InShaAllah
    Yes, I got a few more entries. I will be posting the voting thread soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    Yes, I got a few more entries. I will be posting the voting thread soon.
    Can´t wait to see the entries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sister herb View Post
    Can´t wait to see the entries.
    Really excited❤❤❤❤
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    Quote Originally Posted by AabiruSabeel View Post
    Yes, I got a few more entries. I will be posting the voting thread soon.
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