Edward Lear would be so proud. (Or not.)

There once were four bloggers who sought
To host a fun contest, and thought,
“Haikus have been done,
And though they’re much fun,
it’s LIMERICKS we’d like to see wrought!”

I think you know what’s coming …

Yes, boys and girls, we’ve decided to have a good time with this year’s anniversary contest (cue the diabolical laughter), and ask you to put on your creative thinking caps to WOW us with a custom-crafted classic movie limerick!

The rules for this contest are simple: write a limerick that is related to classic film in some form or fashion (for the purposes of this contest–and to allow a wider choice of topics–we will define a “classic” film as anything released in or prior to 1982). Post the limerick on your blog and include a link to this page. Then let us know about your entry by either emailing us the link, leaving a comment on this post, or tweeting the link to @trueclassics.

Your limerick can be funny or moving, clean or obscene (as, let’s face it, most good limericks are). Just have fun with it! There are no limits to your creativity with this contest–well, except for the ones set by the form itself (if you need a refresher on what constitutes “limerical form,” so to speak, the Wikipedia entry on the style is helpful).

There’s no limit to the number of limericks you can submit for this contest, so feel free to let your inner poet loose as many times as you like. After all, more entries = greater odds that you’ll win a prize!

And speaking of prizes, you may be asking yourself, “Self, what do you suppose those loopy True Classics gals will give me, should I create the awesomest classic film-related limerick in all the land?”

Well, here’s what’s up for grabs!

Our first-place winner will receive a $50 gift card to the TCM Shop, just in time for Christmas shopping! (Of course, you could always just spend all of that on yourself. We won’t tell.)

Our second-place winner will receive a copy of the fantastic Buster Keaton–The Short Films Collection: 1920-1923 DVD box set from Kino! (This set is an awesome–and necessary–addition to any film fan’s collection.)

And for our third-place winner, we have a choice of either a copy of the TCM Classic Movie Trivia book OR a one-year subscription to Now Playing! (Both are must-haves for the modern classic movie fan!)

[Note: in order to win a prize, you must be a resident of the United States or Canada.]

All entries must be posted on your blog by midnight CST on November 29th, and any links should be emailed/posted/tweeted to us by that deadline. The judging period will last from November 30th to December 2nd. The winners will be announced on our site on Monday, December 3rd!

If you have any questions about this contest or the rules, leave a comment on this post or email us at trueclassicsblog (at) gmail dot com.

Thanks in advance for helping us celebrate three years of blogging here at True Classics!


16 thoughts on “Edward Lear would be so proud. (Or not.)

  1. Hey, Brandie, I remember doing movie-centric haikus with some of our fellow bloggers a couple of years back; folks really seemed to like it, too! Could I use my old haikus, or do they have to be lemony-fresh? 🙂

  2. Pingback: All About Eve, Limerick Style | The Hollywood Revue

  3. Sorry I saw this so late. Have a few limericks, but don’t have the time to post on my blog before the deadline. Maybe next year…

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