Archive for November 16th, 2011

Poetry & Writing Contest: Dream Quest One – Winter 2011 – 2012

16 November 2011

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.


Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: December 31, 2011

All contest winners will be announced on January 31, 2012


Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees:

$10 per short story, $5 per poem.

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

Visit for details and enter!

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One


Last Call for Entries: Eco Arts Awards

16 November 2011

Eco Arts Awards

E-col-o-gy – the totality or pattern of relations between organisms and their environment

It has been said that art is an expression of what we aspire to be…

It is also true that art is a powerful catalyst for new thinking and cultural values!

In our present world, ecology and the balance of humanity with nature is the most important challenge we face. Being ‘green’ is becoming mainstream and top of mind. We want to collaborate with you, to make it more top of focus in the creative industries. Eco Arts Awards has created a platform of self-expression that reflects our passions for deep ecological balance in the world, together with the joy and happiness that art brings us in our daily lives.

In six creative categories, we invite artist to submit their ecologically inspired creative works for entry into the first of its kind annual awards program. Together we can bring about a greater awareness with more inspiration for living our lives in balance and harmony with our natural environment. $6,000 in cash awards will be provided, $1,000 each for first prize awards in the categories of songwriting, literature, photography, fine art, functional art and short videos. Deadline for submission is November 30, and winners will be announced no later than April 20th 2012. The “Early Bird” entry fee is $25, if you submit your work(s) prior to September 30th, 2011. After September 30th the regular entry fee is $30. The final deadline will beNovember 30th, 2011. You can enter as many different works as you wish. Our professional panel of jurors will select the winners for each category from approximately ten finalists. There will also be a “Peoples Choice” award, so bookmark this site and return in the new year to vote for Peoples Choice, or better yet, sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date on the contest.

We look forward to viewing/hearing/experiencing your ecologically inspired creations!

Urging Artists to Create a World of Difference

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