Friday, August 9, 2013

The Bad Poetry Day Contest


My good pal Ranger the Scottie informed me the other day that Sunday, August 18 is Bad Poetry Day.  He asked me if I was going to do anything for Bad Poetry Day so...

After some careful thought and a conversation with another good pal (and fellow poet) Ku from Haiku by Ku, we decided that we would like to celebrate Bad Poetry Day by Co-Hosting and Co-Judging a Bad Poetry Day Contest.




Everyone is invited to join in the fun!
Starting on Friday, August 16 everyone is encouraged to let their inner bard out!  We want you to write the worst poem you possibly can.  There are so many styles of poetry to choose from and your poem can be of any style (ex. limerick, haiku, tanka, ode, ballad, etc.). 

You don't know the different styles of poetry?!? 
No problem.  Ku will be posting a little information about several different styles of poetry to help you out.  He will be posting on Monday, August 12 so be sure to visit his blog to learn more.



Contest Guidelines
The Contest will be in Blog Hop form and the Hop will remain open from Friday, August 16 through Sunday August 18 (midnight EST).  You have a whole weekend to come up with a poem!

Bloggers:
1.  Post your bad (terrible, horrible) poem on your blog between Friday, August 16 and Sunday, August 18.
2.  Grab The Bad Poetry Day badge to put in your post or on your sidebar.
2.  Enter their blog post into the Blog Hop Linky that will be hosted on both Oz's and Ku's blogs.
3.  Visit all the entries in the Blog Hop to show your support for everyone's terribly written poem.

Non-bloggers:
1.  Visit either blog (Ku or Oz) and leave your bad poem in the comments section.
2.  Visit all the entries in the Blog Hop to show your support for everyone's terribly written poem.

Though Ku and I may post poems that day, they will NOT be entered into the contest (as if Ku and I could write a BAD poem - BOL). 

Once the Blog Hop Contest closes on Sunday evening, Ku and I will judge the entries and determine the winners.  Announcements will be made on Tuesday, August 20 on both our blogs.

Prizes
There will be prizes for some of the worst poems!

Primal Pet Foods has agreed to sponsor two prize categories -  Worst Poem Written by a Dog and Worst Poem Written by a Cat - with a selection of their premium Dry Roasted TreatsThank You, Primal Pet Foods!

There also will be Honorable Mention categories for other species.  (We would love to be able to offer prizes for other categories, including Worst Poem by a Human, so if  anyone is interested in sponsoring, please contact Oz via email HERE.)

Are you ready?!?
Get out your thesaurus...start practicing your rhyme skills...and be ready for The Bad Poetry Day Contest starting next Friday!!!


Happy weekend!






30 comments:

  1. *whispery woooos* Looks pawesome Oz. I'm composing mine next! wooowoooo! Ku www.haikubyku.com

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    1. Woooo, yours looks good too my pal.

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  2. you do know about the worse poetry in the universe "Ode To A Small Lump Of Green Putty I Found In My Armpit One Midsummer Morning" written by Grunthos the Flatulent. (see Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy"

    Putty. Putty. Putty.
    Green Putty - Grutty Peen.
    Grarmpitutty - Morning!
    Pridsummer - Grorning Utty!
    Discovery..... Oh.
    Putty?..... Armpit?
    Armpit..... Putty.
    Not even a particularly
    Nice shade of green.
    As I lick my armpit and shall agree,
    That this putty is very well green.

    During a reading of the poem which goes on for 12 hours, 4 of his audience died of internal hemorrhaging and the president of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one of his own legs off. Grunthos was reported to have been "disappointed" by the poem's reception.

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    1. ROTFBOL! *shakes head to clear thoughts* You two are hilarious.

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  3. We will try and do something Oz. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Oh I am sure it will be good and funny coming from you, Molly!

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  4. This is pawsome Oz! I have a feeling that Momz and me are gonna be great Bad Poets...Is there a Bad Poets Society we can join? BOL!

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    1. Bad Poets Society...BOL! I have no idea if there is one but there sure as sugar could be. I think you will be pawesome Bad Poets and I cannot wait to read yours!

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  5. Hehehe, oh man...there are going to be some seriously awful poems written for this pawesome contest!! ;-) Have a great weekend Oz!

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  6. What a FUN idea!!! I'm pretty sure I can write a bad poem. I can see why you and Ku can't enter though. Bad poem. Ha!

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    1. Woof-hoo!! The more the merrier!

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  7. What a fun idea. Hmmm we aren't so good at the poetry though.

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    1. You don't have to be...that's the best part!!!

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  8. Interesting...I will have to think on this one and see what awful stuff I can dig up in the back of my brain!

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    1. You can do it, Emma!! I just know it.

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  9. YIPPY !!!!!!!!! I have mine all ready. Dis will be soooooooooooo much fun. So glad dat you and Ku are hosting dis event.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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    1. Oh, I knew you would be happy Ranger!! be sure to spread the word...the more entries the more fun we will all have!

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  10. What a fun idea! I'll see if Rita can get her poet's writing cap on!

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  11. OZ WHAT FUN FUN FUN....WE TOOK THE BADGE AND HAVE THE DAY MARKED ON A CALENDAR....
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  12. Oh, Oz, mom and I are really looking forward to this!

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  13. Well, since I can't write GOOD poetry, BAD poetry will be a snap!!! BOL
    Sounds like funs!! (please remind Ma again....she's been forgetful lately....she forgot to give me my chewie today!!!! The HORRORS!! )
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  14. LOL sounds fun. We will be hunt testing that weekend so I hope to read some really bad poetry when I get back. :)

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  15. Oh we will love to play, we are such bad poets..BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  16. That do sownd excitin Oz my pal.....i will ave my finkin cap on and arsk Claptun to post sumfing...

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  17. I'm sure I can definitely come up with something for that!

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  18. Can I write two poems? One by my dog Pierson and one by my dog Maya?

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  19. This was fun, Oz! Thanks fur hosting. I submit my offering: http://savetheboxers.blogspot.com/2013/08/bad-poetry-day-boxer-and-pea.html

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  20. Can a Mime make a rhyme?
    Sure a Mime can make a rhyme.
    But who would hear it>

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