Per Mona Lisa con Amore

Poetry Contest
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Write a poem inspired by the artwork provided, the Mona Lisa. It doesn't have to be about the Mona Lisa. It may be whatever occurs to you when viewing the her. Your piece MUST be a poem and NOT prose, that is the only requirement for this contest. As long as you write a poem, you have met the requirements for the contest. I don't want anyone to feel their creativity is being restricted.

Note to the CEC, don't worry if the poem doesn't appear to be connected to the Mona Lisa in ANY WAY. That's okay and the membership can worry about it. Just make sure it's a poem. Who knows what us poets might dream up. LOL

.I was hoping to use the artwork above for everyone, but it isn't possible. So, you may use any artwork you choose. You may use any fonts, colours or sizes of text you wish, no restrictions on that aspect of presentation. Music and animations are acceptable as well.

NO author's notes except to thank the artist. REPEAT: NO AUTHOR'S NOTES except to thank the artist.

The voters will decide who has been the most creative in their response to this challenge.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 40.00 member dollars. There are 10 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 90.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 5 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Monday, May 21, 2018.

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This contest requires "blind" entries. That means your posted work will have no means to identify you when viewed. Your name and other information will not be shown. Fan notifications will not be sent for work posted in this contest. It will still be available in your portfolio and treated like all other posts. But when viewed information to identify it with you will not be shown until after the voting is completed.

All contest entries will be reviewed by the Contest Entry Compliance Committee. The committee will read all entries to ensure that the contest rules are being followed. If your entry is disqualified you will not be refunded the entry fees. The committee will review the entries when the deadline is reached. The voting will begin after the committee determines that all entries qualify and disqualify those that do not. This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    These artists were challenged to observe the painting, Mona Lisa, and then write what they were inspired to write. A poem was required. Vote for the piece you most enjoyed.

If you plan to write for this contest reserve a spot. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on that work is not eligible for a contest.

Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. Members may not request votes, mention contest entries, or notify potential voters of the vote by private message or other means as specified in the contest terms. The site automatically checks for this form of communication. A break in the contest terms will result in the cancellation of the account.

Deadline: Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

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