Safalta Tournament - Week 4  November 18, 2011 - November 23, 2011

Contest Completed


Safalta Award - [writing deleted]
Platinum - Apparition
Gold - She is the dark
Silver - [writing deleted]
Bronze - [writing deleted]
Copper - [writing deleted]
Brass - Burn
Iron - Emergence
9th place - The Orphan's Lament
honorable mention - Departure


Week 3 featuerd 253 views and 62 submissions.
Results on Blog:

The Tournament Group:

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


84 Contestants
84 Submissions
Created Nov 18, 2011