Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Bad Poetry Contest: Winners Announced!

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. 
- Oscar Wilde

Ku and I hope you all enjoyed our Bad Poetry Day Contest and blog hop.  We sure did!

Though you may believe your poems were truly terrible, Ku and I want you to know that you are all very talented.   We enjoyed reading your poems about pooping, farting, digging, eating, flapping your wings, writing a poem, waiting for your car to be fixed...and I think there was even a poem about, of all things, pretzels! 

But now the Contest is closed...Ku and I re-read your poems and compared our notes on whose poems were actually the WORST.  Believe it or not, we agreed on every category right from the start of judging and now we are delighted to announce the winners.

Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place. 
-  William C. Bryant

Worst Poem by a Dog
This prize category is sponsored by Primal Pet Foods who have provided some of their 100% made in the USA Jerky Chicken Chips for the winner.  And the Worst Poem by a Dog goes to...

Pierson from American Dog Blog for his poem titled, Roses Aren't Edible

Worst Poem by a Cat
This prize category is also sponsored by Primal Pet Foods who have provided some of their 100% made in the USA Jerky Chicken Nibs for the winner.  And the Worst Poem by a Cat goes to...

Savannah from Savannah's Paw Tracks for her poem titled, Savannah banana

Worst Poem by a Human
This prize category is sponsored by Oz and Ku.  And the Worst Poem by a Human goes to...

Taryn from A Tail of Two Cardis for her untitled poem

Worst Poem by Another Species
This prize category is sponsored by Oz and Ku.  And the Worst Poem by Another Species goes to...

Daisy and Cress of the Guinea Sisters for their poem titled Why I Like Carrots

Next up...the Fan Favorite. 
This is a prize category sponsored by Oz and Ku.  There was such a close race going on for Fan Favorite but then, at the very end, one poet pulled out ahead of all the others.  And the Fan Favorite is...

But wait...that's not all!  There are still more prize categories for two last chances to win.

Overall Favorite Worst Poem: Ku
This prize category is sponsored by Ku.  Ku's personal favorite is a poem that was written in his native tongue (hint, hint).  The prize goes to...

Misaki of The Misadventures of Misaki for her poem titled 

Overall Favorite Worst Poem: Oz
This prize category is sponsored by Oz and his good pal, Pepper Pom from Pepper's Paws.  Oz's personal favorite is a poem by a drugged up dog who wrote one trippy poem, man.  The prize goes to...

Ruby the Airedale Pup for her untitled poem 
(she probably forgot a title due to her "medication" BOL)

Congratulations to all our Bad Poetry Day Winners!!!
Now, I have all your emails from the linky list however I will not be on the computer much from now through the weekend so...you can wait for next week for me to email you so I can get your mailing/shipping address or you can email me with that information to Oztheterrier at yahoo dot com.  (Even if you think I have your address already, won't you kindly send it again?)

Oh wait!  We have two Honorable Mentions - the "I'm not a Poet...and I know it" Award!

Our first Honorable Mention goes to Ranger Scottie because though he may not have wrote the WORST poem, he graciously gave Ku and I the idea to host a Bad Poetry Contest in the first place!  THANK YOU, RANGER!

Our other Honorable Mention goes to Emma from My GBGV Life because we think she had the CUTEST photo accompanying her poem - a photo of herself trying to learn how to write some really bad poetry!  

Of course, Ku and I believe you all deserve an Honorable Mention for trying so hard to write your poems and for joining in the fun of the Contest and blog hop.  So, if you would like to take the Honorable Mention "I'm not a Poet...and I know it" badge for your blog, go for it!

Now everybody start practicing for next year!


  1. Oh wow, thank you so much!!!
    And congrats to all the other winners :-)

  2. Woohoo! What an honor (or is it?)! I knew I wasn't a poet!

    Thanks so much for sponsoring this really fun event! I'll drop you an email with my specifics!

  3. Bravo to all the winners. A big round of applause to them and to you Ku and Ranger. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. This was fun! Congrrats to all the winners. I think I'm glad I didn't win this one, though! :)

  5. Big congrats to the winners. Everyone was fantastic xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  6. What a lot of fun! Take a bow, Oz and Ku, and thank you for being you.

  7. We really wanted to enter but SlimDoggy got slammed at work and just never go to it. We loves reading everyone's poems though. I think Jacks favorite is Misaki's - he could really relate to it he said. The imagery was thoughtful and yet whimsical ;)

  8. Congrats to all the winners! What a fun contest :-)

  9. Ring a ding dang a lang ~ Helloo Oz, Dang I am Fan Favorite! Well you know it's because I wrote about Oz The Great and Powerful don't you. I collected my badge, I will get it up on my blog to say I participated. Thanks
    Sweet William The Scot

  10. What fun! Congrats to the winners!! We still have to get around a read some of these.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  11. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrooooooooo. Congrats to all the winners. It was such a fun "bad to the bone" event. I grabbed my badges and am soooooo honored.
    the Honable Ranger

  12. Congrats (?) to all the winners! Way to be bad! Didn't have a chance to write some bad poetry this year, so hope this will be an annual event and Rita and I can enter next year!

  13. I'm sorry I missed this contest Oz, I've been behind on blog reading, but it sure sounds like fun! I hope you have a great time at Barkworld and come back with lots of exciting things to share!

  14. Had to laugh...it's funny to think that our poem just wasn't bad enuff.:) Big congrats to all the winners in this very fun contest

  15. Yay Pierson!!! I'm so surprised because all those poems were wonderful. Everyone is so creative. I think our dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, etc. all bring out our inner silliness.

  16. Way to go guys - we loved reading all the poems - they were pawsome !! Congrats to the winners and enjoy those treats :)

  17. Way to go winners!

  18. Congratulations to all winners and thanks for this wonderful event to all hosts!

  19. Congratulations every buddys. We loved all the bad poems, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  20. Aww thank you so much Oz and Ku! :-) :-) :-)
    Congratulations everyone! It was a great competition and fun for everyone! We loved all the poems!
    Daisy and Cress xx

  21. Oh, dang it. I am sorry that I missed this! I will be here next year, though. Congratulations to the winners.

  22. Loved it, loved writing a poem, loved reading the others, loved trying something new! Thanks for making the idea work!

  23. Congratulations to all the winners! The poetry was so bad that it was good (and FUN)! :)

  24. Yay for the winners! I got a great idea for a poem the day after the contest =/ Oh wells - maybe next time! I really liked Misaki's poem myself. Off to read some of the one's I missed!

  25. Congrats everyone!!! Wows, this was so funs! I really did thinks Pierson's was really good, um, I means BAD!!! BOL
    Thanks Bunches for votin' for me Oz!!! I did have to re-read my poems to find outs what I said....hehehe
    I am truly honored!!!!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this Oz and Ku!!! We gots to do this again!!
    Ruby ♥☺

  26. Congrats to all the winners. We wish we could have participated, but our mom was too busy to help us.

    Millie & Walter

  27. This was such a pawesome contest!!!! You are the best!!!!

  28. Congrats to all the winners! I didn't read all the poems, but really enjoyed the ones I did read.

  29. Well done to all the winners and I am so pleased to see so many of my friends winning!! Brilliant contest

  30. Congrats to ALL the winners! Nice job!

  31. What a great contest you had here!! I really enjoyed reading all the "bad" poetry! Congratulations to all the winners!

  32. Congratulations to all the winners! Sounds like a super-fun contest and I wish my staff had been able to help me write a bad poem to participate. Hopefully it will be a yearly event and I can enter next year.

    REALLY enjoyed meeting you and your pawrents at BarkWorld!


  33. Congratulations to all the winners. What a fun contest.


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