Tuesday, January 31

Poetry Writing Contest: 1

Do you love writing poems? Do verses flow from your pen the moment you see a beautiful creation? Does art appeal to your senses? If yes, then this contest is for you.

Ekphrasis India invites poets from across the globe to participate in its first Poetry Writing Contest.

All you need to do is write a poem based on this painting made by our in-house artist Samik Bhattacharya.

The Ten Commandments/ Guidelines:
1. Poems should be written in English. You can also write in vernaculars/other languages, but if you do so, please try and include a translated version alongside.

2. The poem must be based on the given painting. And yes, don't forget to title your poem. Irrelevant entries shall be rejected.

3. Submit your work here - ekphrasis.india@gmail.com Do mention your name, location and other details you would want to share with us.

4. Entries shall be accepted from Tuesday 31st January, 2012 to Wednesday 22nd February. Multiple entries are allowed but late entries shall not be entertained.

5. The Best Poet shall be conferred the title of "Poet of the Month".  He/She shall receive a personalised "winner badge" and also get his/her poem published on Impulse and Vayavya Magazines.

6. Top poems shall be published on Ekphrasis India.

7. Anukriti Sharma, Mihir Vatsa, Samik Bhattacharya and Rahul Sharma shall judge the entries on the basis of creativity, content, and relevance.

8. This contest is open to people from all over the world. We do not discriminate poets on the basis of gender, religion, colour, caste, creed, community, ethnicity etc. Please refrain from writing hateful/discriminatory content.

9. For further queries/questions leave a comment or contact us on - ekphrasis.india@gmail.com We are always happy to help.

10. Free Review! Contestants can now get their poem reviewed by our team. All  you need to do is write"Feedback" or "Review my Poem"  in the subject line. Free review is applicable only to the contestants who follow the guidelines. We might take some time to respond, so please be patient.

All the Best! :)

This is the painting for the Contest:
©  Samik Bhattacharya


  1. thats the painting ....

  2. Yes that is the painting for this contest. You can write any poem based on this painting.

    1. the painting is intriguing and inviting...i wud luv to write do extend the time

    2. @The critics
      Thank you for appreciating the painting. We are glad that you liked it.

      The last day of submitting your entry is now 22nd February. The results will be announced by the end of February.

      Hope to hear from you

      Ekphrasis Team

  3. Sad,Vernaculars have been barred ! Lively painting though...

    1. @Sahir
      We are accepting entries in vernaculars as well... just that we would like it translated...
      Do post your entry! Looking forward to it! :)

    2. @Sahir
      The date for submitting poems has been extended. Do send in your entry by 22nd February

  4. Wish I could participate.. but the surgery has numbed my brain. Cannot do much for another week I think.

    1. Oh it would have been great if you could participate! :(
      We might extend the dates if there are more people willing to send in their entries.
      Take care of your health

    2. Farida ji -
      The last date has been extended. You can now post your entries by 22nd February.

  5. Do extend ! More people want to send in entries!

    1. The date has been extended. 22nd February is the last day to submit your entries.

  6. I missed the first contest. Hopefully I won't miss any more...