Haiku by You - Submissions due by April 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm
"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.
Limerick - Submissions due by April 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
A limerick is a funny 5 line poem with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA. The third and fourth lines (BB) are shorter. Please remember to note the prohibition on sexually explicit content below. Several examples of “clean” limericks can be found on Wikipedia: Limerick (poetry).
Contests for UCF students only.
One entry per student per contest. If more than one entry is submitted by a student per contest, all the entries by that person will be disqualified from that contest.
Judges reserve the right to not select a winner due to limited submissions, or lack of exceptional submissions.
Entries with explicit sexual content will not be considered for this contest.
All qualified submissions for contests with a declared winner will be included in KnightVerse, the student writing contest section of STARS which is the UCF Libraries digital repository. Once a work is added to the repository it cannot be removed. If your work was disqualified for violating the contest rules (see contest rules for details), it will not be included in KnightVerse.
Submit your poem here
Winners will receive a #UCFLibrary water bottle and a Quiet Zone Rubber Ducky
Poems from 2020
The Little Things, Nikki Anne M. Ballelos
Poems from 2019
Together Apart, Abel Birchfield
Fountain Finals, Timothy Walker
Poems from 2017
Cardboard Skins, Serena Pancham
The Best Things in Life Are, Zoe Smith