ENTER OUR POETRY CONTEST
The purpose of our poetry contest is to bring recognition to student writers. Winners share thousands in cash and prizes. In addition to the winning entries,
other entries of high merit are accepted to be published in our hard-bound anthology. With the publication being regionally based, students are competing
against their peers in both age and location. Within the guidelines of accepting less than 50% of the poems and essays that are entered in each contest,
the contest is selective so that it is an honor to be accepted, yet not so exclusive that it is discouraging to enter. Unlike many other organizations who
sponsor writing contests, there is no entry fee and no required purchase in order to become published. We take pride in the fact that our staff is comprised
of teachers, professors and writers.
We have three poetry contests a year.
April 10, 2014
August 15, 2013
December 5, 2013
Students: For each contest deadline, the top ten entries in each grade division
(K-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12 for poetry) will
receive a $25 check, special recognition in the book,
and a free copy of the anthology that is created from the
Teachers with 5 or more students who give permission for publication will
receive a free copy of the anthology that includes their student writers.
Teachers also can qualify to apply for one of 50 $250 grants we award each year.