Winner of The Poetry Contest Announced!

A big congratulations goes to Jacob Oet — Dana Goodyear has chosen Metamorphosis as the winner of The Poetry Contest!

Congrats to Jacob, to all of our finalists and semi-finalists, and to everyone who sent us their poems. We were honestly awe-struck by how many amazing poets there are in our community. Thank you!


The finalists (in no particular order) were:

Metamorphosis by Jacob Oet
Morning by Margaret Borchert
Waiting by Emily Rae Robles
A Glass of Wine by Carys Goodwin
Two Dancers, Ready by Johanna Berliner
Untitled (Tuesday) by Andrea Wahba
That Which Endures in White-Clad Silence by Julia Warner
Untitled by Nidhi Zakaria Eipe
Artist in Progress by Saipriya Valoth
Life so Luxurious by Lei

(Feedback time: did you like the blind voting process?)

16 thoughts on “Winner of The Poetry Contest Announced!

  1. Yes, I much preferred the blind voting. Otherwise, it is a farce of friends voting for friends. Another way that would work well, would be for you judges to narrow it down to a selected amount and then have Figmenter’s pick their favorites.

  2. The only thing I disliked about the blind voting process was that you actually COULD vote more than once, which kind of ruined the point. I like it so much better than the “popularity contest” type where those with the most followers get the most hearts. However, I would change it so it’s only possible to vote once.

  3. I thought the blind judging was a really good way of judging. It would seem like more people would get a chance to have their entries be read. Thanks!

  4. Yes, I liked blind voting very much because then people with more followers didn’t have a better chance. Just wondering if it’s okay to post our poems on our pages now that the finalists are picked.

  5. Loved this voting process. It made it fair for people who wouldn’t have had a chance otherwise to get anywhere near winning. We need to implement this for every time there is a contest.

  6. Well, as I’m sure you’ve already noticed, the blind voting process was much better than the, “I heart this” way. It gives newbies like me a fair chance.

  7. Blind voting is great– it reduces the pressure for people to clutter up the forums with “READ MINE PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” begging.

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