Poetry Contest

National Student Poetry Contest

Each student may submit one poem.  The poem must be no more than 20 lines on any subject and in any style except concrete (shape poems) or blackout.  The poem must be the original and individual work of the student.  Sample topics include: Pride in America, friendship, feelings, nature, dreams, aspirations, or anything that inspires creativity.

4 Grade Divisions:  Grades 3-5,Grades 6-7, Grades 8-9, Grades 10-12

Prizes:  Twelve participation prizes will be drawn from all entries.  Prizes include a laptop, tablet or iPod Touch, and $25 gift cards.  First, second, and third place in each division will be awarded a cash prize.  One “Editor’s Choice” poem will be awarded a $500.00 grand prize.

Entry Deadline:  October 31, 2016

Contest Rules: http://www.libraryofpoetry.com/rules.html

Past Winning Poems: http://www.libraryofpoetry.com/WinnersPoems/2015DivisionWinners.html

Online Entry Form: http://www.libraryofpoetry.com/student2017.asp

Forms for Mail-in Entry: http://www.libraryofpoetry.com/EntryForms/EntryForms.pdf

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