Verse Competitions you can enter
A list of competitions where you
write a limerick poem is provided here.
This ever popular type of verse composition attracts
regular opportunities for you to exercise your poetic skills. St.
Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and just about any subject you
Sooner or later someone will have a contest to
challenge your poetic competence, wit or sense of fun.
Hallmark Cards UK 2011 Limerick twittermantic
competition starts January.
If you like your limericks or other verse combined with
the sport of football here is a Scottish Television company that
to have them. STV Limerick
"An ode to Beckham? What about a verse for
Keane, Boyd or McGhee?
David Beckham's World Cup ending Achilles injury has
been honoured by the poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Enough of
what about paying tribute to Scotland's sporting icons?
By Grant Russell"
"It's time for the creative minds of Scottish sports fans to go one
better than Duffy and immortalise their favourites. Or, failing
come up with some better alternatives to Beckham's ode"
If you are into baseball here is a site Chortler.com that welcomes
limericks connected with the game. No prizes but a fun opportunity
try out your poetic skills.
"Spring is knocking on the door in many places and that
can only mean one thing: baseball limericks are in
bloom. Thankfully, a new site - named appropriately enough
- has been formed to become a portal for all things baseball
Here are a couple of examples of what you will find on
the site. If you believe you can do better then by all means submit:"
Raise the Hammer
The folks in Hamilton Ontario throught he blog Raise The Hammer are looking for
some verse to promote city life. An opportunity for you to show
you can do with a neat piece of verse.
"Please post your poems about Hamilton or city
life in general - free verse, or one of the more traditional
example, a haiku or a sonnet.
You can make it as highfalutin or comical (here are
instructions for limericks) as you choose, but keep it G-rated,
so we can feel free to show the kids we know or even to get them
their hand at it, too."
This article in Billings Gazette relates to a
limerick competition that is now over but by reading the entries
will get some idea of the type of verse that wins. They do not
conform to the standard limerick structure but the editors who
winners probably have some subjective input.
" Limericks may be a trivial bit of nonsense,
but Billings Gazette readers take them seriously.
More than 190 people sent in entries to The Gazette's
Limerick Contest with many limerick writers sending in multiple
Some tips here on how to win a limerick competition you
might find helpful.
"Oxford resident wins national competition
Badin High School junior James Koch, an Oxford resident,
and senior Alex Brown have won a national contest in the 2010
Neuroscience for Kids poetry competition."
"Being able to write clever limericks like they did
shows you that they have paid attention and mastered the material.
is truly a major accomplishment," said Kay Collins, who teaches
pair in her physiology classes,
Koch is the son of Roger and Carol Koch, of Oxford, and
a graduate of Queen of Peace School."
Weekly Oregon News
Not quite sure what this is
all about but limerick lovers could try checking it out.
Sun Feb 28, 2010
at 20:39:11 PM PST
After more artistic suffering than it's fair to make you hear about,
I've finished this week's Oregon News Limericks...
Starting this week, TJ's Monday morning appearance
begins a half-hour earlier, and to mark the occasion we're
the conditions of competition a little bit: ...
Remember: No rhyming off the person sitting next to you.
Ready? Begin! "
The weekly Oregon news limerick challenge"
Hallmark Cards UK
This Twitter based Valentine verse competition
is now closed; you can vote for the winner or see the results here
Cards Tweet Poll Feb. 12th
Deseret News Limericks
The folks at Deseret News are having a
"What will come next? Let's look into the
future and have some fun speculating - while we also have some fun
The Next Decade is the theme of this year's annual
limerick contest. Rules are the same as always: Send in as many
limericks as you want (within reason), principles of good taste
have fun, make us think, make us laugh.
Limericks must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March
Check them out here: Deseret News Limerick Competition
Charlotte Observer Limericks
This newspaper is running a Politics & Public
Policy Limerick Contest.
Charlotte Observer Limerick Competition
"After you write a limerick, you submit it to
us by e-mail or regular mail. Here are the details. You, too, can write limericks. But first,
To write a good limerick, the first rule is to understand the
rhyme scheme and the specific meter."
Even if you don't enter the limericks are good and
politicians tend to be the same wherever you live.
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today -- song lyrics
Learning the basics of poetry can
lead you into song lyrics. Master the simple
ideas in the limerick of structure, rhyme, rhythm,
alliteration, assonance and consonance and you only
need inspiration to produce a hit song.
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