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Cat. Prize competition

Many of us have enjoyed the informal competitions which have run on WOL from time to time. There may be some interest in trying again, so here goes. 

  1. The theme is either "Cat out of the bag" or "Cat among the pigeons". The poem, or poems, have to have something, however tenuous, to do with one of these themes.

  2. It should be blogged in January. It would help if it was tagged “Cat comp”

  3. I'll post a reminder near the end of the month. On Feb 1st I'll blog a list of all the poems written on the theme in the month and invite votes.

  4. Our very own Alternative Voting System. Two votes per WOL member numbered 1 and 2, for your first and second choice. Don't vote for yourself. Votes to be emailed by end of play Feb 5th to me at

  5. In case of a tie for first or second place on first choices, second choices wll be taken into account. I won't enter or vote but will use a casting vote if even AV delivers a tie. There will only be one winner and only one second placed poem. The winner can nominate a charity to receive a £10 donation. Second placed poet can nominate a charity to receive a £5 donation

If there is a good response the winner may like to suggest a theme for February, though should feel under no pressure to come up with another prize.

Cat comp

◄ Why?

The Last Kiss ►


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winston plowes

Thu 10th Jan 2013 12:44

Hi Dave, well done for putting this together, I am sure the WOL community will rise to the challenge and await the results with interest :-)

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Sat 5th Jan 2013 11:39

It's good of you to take on board another Comp Dave - people do seem to like them once the ball gets rolling.

This is an unusual theme and one I would never have thought of writing about. As I'm not feeling very creative at the moment, perhaps I should try working the words into one of my very many unfinished pieces - though maybe not the one on suicide ;)

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Fri 4th Jan 2013 22:22

I am really liking these themes, Dave!
Looking forward to reading the entries :-D

Bonne année et meilleurs vœux !

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Greg Freeman

Fri 4th Jan 2013 21:45

Thanks, Dave, for kicking off 2013 with a new Write Out Loud competition. And a new voting system, too! Does Nick Clegg know?

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