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Dream Quest One

Poetry and Writing Contest

*SUMMER 2020*


Deadline: AUGUST 15, 2020



Attention! The previous Winter 2019 - 2020 competition is closed. We are now proceeding with our reading/judging phase of this competition. There were many beautifully composed poems and short stories received from poets and writers like you, around the world. Stay tuned to Dream Quest One! The Winter 2019 - 2020 contest winners will be announced on February 29, 2020.
Hello and Welcome to Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest! This poetry contest and writing contest is open to everyone and international.  We are excited about showcasing the creative writing and poetic talent, skill and ability of all poets and writers.  We hope that you are inspired to display the beauty and art of writing short stories and poems for the entire world to see your "gift of a dream."

Writing C
ontest entries may be written on a maximum of (5) pages, either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing, on any subject, theme, or genre. No word count. You may submit any works of fiction, non-fiction or creative nonfiction short stories.

  • Poetry Contest entries may be written on any subject, theme, style or form. All poems must be 30 lines or fewer and either neatly handwritten or typed, single or double line spacing.

Please read the "Official Rules" for complete guidelines.


SUMMER 2020 Deadline: August 15, 2020

*All SUMMER 2020 contest winners will be notified and published online in the  Dare to Dream pages, on October 18, 2020.  

The Mission of Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is to inspire, motivate and encourage anyone having the desire or love for poetry and writing, to continue doing so without fear of failure or success! Remember, in whatever you do, "it's okay to dream," for dreams do come true...


Win Prizes!

Poetry Contest:                                                        

First Place...$250.00
Second Place...$125.00
Third Place...$50.00

Writing Contest:

First Place...$500.00
Second Place...$250.00
Third Place...$100.00

There is a $10.00 (US dollars) entry fee per short story subm
itted and a $5.00 (US dollars) entry fee per poem submitted.

Contestants may enter via PayPal or through the mail. An entry form is also available in the "Enter Now" section.


Click on the links below to the read all Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest - WINTER 2018 - 2019 winning poems and short stories in the Dare to Dream pages:

First Poetry Prize ($250):
"I WON'T GIVE UP" by Sergio Cuna of Mexico, Pampanga, PHILIPPINES

Second Poetry Prize ($125):
"CHANGE THE ORDER OF THING" by Rochelle McIntosh of Boise, Idaho, USA

Third Poetry Prize ($50):
"CONCEPT OF ACHIEVEMENT" by Denise Pfeiffer of Charleston, West Virginia - USA



First Writing Prize ($500): DAILY LIFE OF A SURVIVOR by Fletcher Cobb of Bluffdale, Utah - USA

Second Writing Prize ($250):
THE HONESTY by Sohan Lal Sharma of Jaswantgarh, Nagaur, Rajasthan - INDIA

Third Writing Prize ($100):
ODD WO-MAN OUT by Aimee Carlson of Granger, Indiana - USA
*Note: You may find all previous Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest Winners from Winter 2005-2006 to the present, in the POETRY PLACE and WRITE THIS WAY! pages.