Didn't at all mind the rejection that came in this afternoon. Its all in the writing I guess.
"Thank you so much for submitting your work to the --- poetry contest. Unfortunately, we were not able to select your poem as one of the contest winners.
Of more than 500 poems received, yours was among 100 excellent poems sent on to the judges. We are truly honored that you shared your work with us. Thank you for helping to make our first poetry contest a great success.
Wishing you great success in future publication efforts!"