Safalta Tournament   November 4, 2011 - November 7, 2011

Contest Completed


Safalta Award - She
Silver Award - Moments In Time
Bronze Award - Liberation
Copper Award - Angel perched on the roof of an abandoned building
Brass Award - [writing deleted]
6th place - `Dark Design`
7th place - A Song of Social Preservation
8th place - [writing deleted]
9th place - Rental Car
10th place - [writing deleted]


Week 1:

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

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


13 Contestants
13 Submissions
Created Nov 4, 2011