NEW POLICY CONCERNING WINNING AND HOSTING THE HOSTED CHALLENGES (Word Painting, Simplicity SFITB, Anything Goes, and All Stars). If you enter a hosted challenge, you MUST do so with the full intent and understanding that hosting is EXPECTED of you if you win. Family emergencies and such do come up and we do understand that. But a response is appreciated and in the future to be named as the winner in any of the above mentioned challenges, a response will be REQUIRED. After the host has made his/her choice and has sent them to the moderator, the winner will be contacted. The winner will have 24 hours to respond. If no response is received, the runner-up will be contacted. If the runner-up responds and hosts, he/she will be awarded the win. Hosting is NOT MANDATORY but to earn the win IT WILL BE REQUIRED. This is only fair to both the host and the other entrants in the given challenge. If the winner has a legitimate reason for not hosting (as mentioned above), the winner will still be credited with a win and the named winner and runner-up will share the win if the runner-up hosts. Also if entering a hosted challenge please make note of my email address. It is firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact me (moderator) this way and/or through Starlite messages. If the host does not choose a winner, a winner will be chosen for them by the moderator OR the challenge will close with no winner at all. Remember this pertains to the HOSTED CHALLENGES ONLY!
Now on to the challenge!!!!
PLEASE READ RULES ABOUT BACKGROUND COLORS ALLOWED AND FRILLS THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED!!!
In this challenge we are going to ask that you delve into your wealth of talent and compose for us your best poetry describing a place you have been, or an image in your mind. We are looking for WORD PAINTINGS!
"The catch…you MAY NOT use a graphic (photo or artwork or Starlite provided floaties) or graphic background (none of the offered graphic backgrounds on Starlite are allowed)... you must go to the drop down menu above the offered backgrounds and choose a SOLID color). Your poem must be posted on an ENTIRELY SOLID COLORED PAGE BUT ONLY ONE COLOR IS ALLOWED (DO NOT USE A DIFFERENT COLOR BEHIND THE TEXT) with contrasting lettering (this includes poem and its title) In other words, if you use a lighter color for your background, your font must be dark!! If it's a darker background, the font must be light! IT MUST STAND OUT AGAINST THE COLOR YOU HAVE CHOSEN FOR YOUR BACKGROUND!. NO FONT GENERATED ARTWORK OR SHAPE POETRY IS ALLOWED AS WELL. Music IS allowed in this challenge.
This SHOULD be a TOTAL word picture you have painted for us, one that evokes an image for your reader.
This challenge will close on the date and time posted above or when it has reached its limit of 15 entries.
Only one poem allowed per poet. THIS DOES NOT MEAN PEN NAME... IT MEANS POET!
If your poem is hidden from the host's or moderator's view or does not comply with posting criteria it will not be considered for a win, and may be removed from the challenge without notice.
Any Poem that does not meet the criteria given for this challenge may be removed from the challenge prior to voting WITHOUT NOTICE. If time allows, modifications will be asked for. If time does not allow, entry will be removed. Any poem not modified before closing will be removed from the challenge.
No JFTLOI entries allowed in this challenge. If you enter, please do so with the intent to host if you should be named the winner. The ONLY two exceptions to the JFTLOI rule will be the prior host (the host who awarded the challenge to the present host) unless the current host is NOT the previous winner...and also the host of the current challenge. BOTH may submit but NEITHER can be considered for a win.
A note from your challenge moderator... as moderator of this challenge I would like to thank all of you who have participated in the Word Painting challenge.
Your Host: cherrykc