Limerick Writing Contest

The English Department of Partium Christian University organizes its first


Limerick Writing Contest


for PCU BA and MA students majoring in English (double majors and Translation MA and Multiculturalism MA students included)


The theme of the poem can be anything as far it meets the formal requirements of limerick poetry: five lines, humorous, lines 1,2, 5 rhyme, lines 3, 4 rhyme (AABBA), it has a specific rhythm.


For more details and excellent examples of limericks see the following webpage: (and anything else about limericks on the internet).


Deadline: 20th of February, 2022

Submit to:


Emails should contain the following information on the participant: name, year of study, BA or MA. Please save the word document (name it) with your name.

The best limericks will be published on the Department’s Facebook and Instagram pages.


Only original works will be accepted.

One author can submit maximum two limericks.


Winners will be awarded the following prizes:

1st prize: 300 RON

2nd prize: 200 RON

3rd prize: 150 RON


A few examples of limericks:

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican,
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week
But I'm damned if I see how the helican! (Dixon Lanier Merritt)

There was a small boy of Quebec,
Who was buried in snow to his neck;
When they said. "Are you friz?"
He replied, "Yes, I is—
But we don't call this cold in Quebec." (Rudyard Kipling)

The marriage of poor Kim Kardashian
Was krushed like a kar in a krashian.
Her Kris kried, 'Not fair!
Why kan't I keep my share?'
But Kardashian fell klean outa fashian. (Salman Rushdie)

Relentless, insatiable deadlines!
This manuscript's still full of red lines.
First I'll sweat through the edits
and check all the credits
then chill with my favorite red wine. (Monica Sharman)

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