How to Enter
  1. Join HubPages
  2. Create an entry (keeping in mind the qualifying requirements and judging criteria) within the Poems and Poetry, Creative Writing, or Photo Galleries category.
  3. Add the tag: contest.
  4. Publish your Hub!
Prizes ($3,000 total)
  • $1050 in $50 Daily Drawing Prizes
    • One Daily Drawing winner is selected at random from each day's entries
  • $500 Grand Prize for First Place Poem
    • $100 for Second Place Poem
    • $50 for Third Place Poem
  • $500 Grand Prize for First Place Fictional Creative Writing
    • $100 for Second Place Creative Writing
    • $50 for Third Place Creative Writing
  • $500 Grand Prize for First Place Image Gallery
    • $100 for Second Place Photo Gallery
    • $50 for Third Place Photo Gallery
  • Smashwords Prize
    • The opportunity to have a collection of the author’s work published as an ebook
    • Awarded to one of the three Grand Prize winners (chosen by HubPages staff judges)
    • Includes free formatting, a free ebook cover, free publishing, and free distribution as an ebook to major ebook retailers including Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo and the Diesel eBook Store.
about

Because HubPages has such a vibrant community of poets, fiction writers, and artists, we created the HubPatron of the Arts Contest to let their beautiful work shine! During the month of November, we invite writers, poets, and photographers to submit their work and win over $3000 in prizes.

Each day, one randomly selected entry from each category (poetry, prose, and photos) will win $50. The top-rated entries from each category will win $50, $100, and $500, and a final winner from those three will have the opportunity to have a collection his her or work formatted, published, and distributed by Smashwords.

Qualifying Requirements
  • Contain a minimum of 500 words (if the entry is a photo gallery or poem, an explanation of the poem or description of the photos is required)
  • Be properly categorized within the Poems and Poetry, Creative Writing, or Photo Galleries category on HubPages
  • Have at least one image, and all images must be legally used (see our Learning Center guide on legal image use)
  • Be published for the first time on that given contest day
  • Be entirely original to HubPages
read the complete Rules
Timing
  • Entries may first be submitted Tuesday, November 1st at 12:00pm (PT)
  • The final deadline for entries is Tuesday, November 22nd at 12:00pm (PT)
  • Daily Drawing prize winners will be announced every weekday around 4:00pm (PT)
  • Smashwords, First, Second, and Third Place prizes will be announced Friday, December 2nd at 4:00pm (PT)
Judging Criteria

Each panel of judges will be evaluating the entries in its section based on…

  • The quality of writing or photos
  • The originality of writing or photos
  • The emotional/aesthetic impact of writing or photos
  • Good, attractive formatting
HubPages Judges
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