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Please note: This tournament will now take place every 4 days.
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The Safalta Award aspires to be an official recognition of true poetic quality in our community. Safalta means success in Hindi-Sanskrit. This will be a contest held every weekend, with accumulative points, as in an on-going tournament of poets. This is an opportunity to pick your best piece of poetry each week.
There are placing from 1-10 & points are accumulated and rankings are placed on my profile on a weekly basis. So a 1st prize would score you 10 points, 2nd place = 9 points, and so forth…. If you want to place well in the Tournament, submitting a quality poem each week would be key. What does this bring you as a writer? Exposure to your writing & a sense of communal rankings over time.
As a judge, of course I have my own particular preferences, though I'm looking for the total package:
1) emotional impact 2) phrasing 3) vocabulary 4) a point 5) depth 6) finesse 7) readability 8) originality 9) literary innovation 10) authenticity
If we have too many contestants at a certain point, it will be moved to vote, since I can only judge objectively a certain # of entries. I hope to attract the best poets from this community. Feel free to give me feedback on my idea.
Good luck to all participants,
Michael Kevin Spencer