Discover Existentialism!  April 14, 2008 - June 21, 2008

Reading and Deliberating

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'Existentialism is a philosophical movement that posits that individuals create the meaning and essence of their lives, as opposed to deities or authorities creating it for them.'

The group 'Existential Advocates' presents a challenge to you all. Write about your existential and intrapersonal (inside the self) issues or explore the following themes:

Alientation of individuality
Dread of mortality
Transcendence
Death
Meaning of life
Subjectivity
Metaphysical principles
Time & Consciousness
The problem of fate and attempts at freedom
Intentionality
Anxiety of modernism
Spirituality
Oneness with the Cosmos
etc.....


This is for Poets only, and the winner will be chosen by way of vote. Clear and simple. If you aren't sure what existentialism is still, read some Nietzsche or look it up on wikipedia (smile). There will be 5 possible badges to win (since the judgeing of this topic is especially difficult) and 2 entries for each poet.

This is the kind of contest, where just writing about these topics will take you on a journey. Good luck to all participants.

Prizes

Recognition on this site, being the unofficial 'deepest thinker' @ the Writer's Cafe.

Awards

Existentially God-like Existentially God-like
Existentially Genius Existentially Genius
Existentially Gifted Existentially Gifted
Existentially Bright Existentially Bright
Existentially Intelligent Existentially Intelligent

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Krishna
Krishna
Montreal, Canada

Stats

23 Contestants
38 Submissions
482 Views
Created Apr 13, 2008

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Rules

  • Any WritersCafe.org Member can Submit
  • Only Poetry can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 2 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 4/14/2008 - 6/21/2008
  • Winners will be decided by User Votes

Disclaimer

Krishna is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Krishna if you have any further questions.