With a few days left to go on Beloved in Light's poetry competition, there is another competition in the works for those who are less skilled in poetry--although poetry is also an option--or who prefer to write about Ares instead of Apollon. Aspis of Ares is a blog written by a devotee of Ares. As the month of May is a very important military month in the US, it seems logical to hold a competition in Ares' honor this month. The competition details can be found here, but I'll copy/paste:

"For those that don’t know, May is Military appreciation month in the US; it contains more military holidays than you can shake a stick at (for a full list, see here). In honor of the festivities, I am going to hold a writing contest running through Memorial day.
Up for grabs are two clay cameos, one for each category in the contest: poetry and short essay (see photo below). The “Ares in Naos” design is for the poetry category and the “Thrakian Rider” design is for the short essay category. The former is based on a coin obverse from Anatolia and the latter on a coin obverse from Thrakia.
Rules are simple–all entries must pertain to Ares or the military. One entry per person per category. Winners are selected by the readers, and everyone is allowed to vote only once in each category. You may vote for your own entries. This is an internationally open contest.
Poetry: No style restrictions. 25 word minimum preferred except for haiku.
Short Essay: 500 word minimum. If citations are necessary, you may use whatever style is most comfortable for you. No style restrictions, but non-fiction is preferred (I want to save that for another contest).
Entries are due no later than 23:59 Eastern Time Monday, May 27, 2013 (Memorial Day in the US). Please email entries to aspisofares@gmail.com . Good Luck! "

This competition offers a lot more options for me, as I'm not very good at poetry but can actually write fairly decently. I might enter the competition, but we'll see what happens. To anyone entering the competition: good luck! May Ares' fire light your inspiration.