Safalta Tournament VIII   December 11, 2011 - December 23, 2011

Contest Completed


Safalta Award - Divided
Gold, with high honors - Even Without Angels
Silver, with high honors - Body Wholy
Bronze, with high honors - Impasse
5th place in Safalta - [writing deleted]
6th place in Safalta - Gravity
7th place in Safalta - Fireflies
8th place in Safalta - Shades of Light
9th place in Safalta - Daughter - Part 1
10th place in Safalta - merriment at the ball


Safalta VII featured 212 views, and 63 submissions.

Please note: This tournament will now take place every 4 days. OR when we get 50 entries, which sometimes is going to take longer! ha.

See my blog for Tournament Rankings.

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


56 Contestants
56 Submissions
Created Dec 11, 2011