Safalta Tournament - Week 3  November 12, 2011 - November 18, 2011

Contest Completed


Safalta Award - Romeo Juliet 121 Where are you
Platinum - Will This Be Our Ending?
Gold - Father, Did You Hear The Rain?
Silver - [writing deleted]
Bronze - Another shade of black
Copper - [writing deleted]
Iron - One Wall
Steel - Lady In Mourning
9th place - [writing deleted]
honorable mention - Hands


Week 2 featuerd 180 views and 37 submissions. Results on my profile.

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


Seshat Nidaba
Seshat Nidaba


61 Contestants
61 Submissions
Created Nov 12, 2011