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Poetry Contests

These free poetry contests for 2017 (some for money or cash) are managed by PoetrySoup poet Premium Members. Poetry contests are held every week. Any poet can enter and all competitions are free. Enter as many contests as you want. You keep copyrights on all of your poems. Some poetry contests even have prizes!

Types of Poetry Contests

Is a Premiere Poetry Contest Premiere Contests

  • Stricter guidelines for contest sponsors as determined by PoetrySoup
  • One poem per place in contest
  • 1st place winners will have a trophy next to their poem on the website

Standard Contest

  • Rules determined by contest sponsor
  • Number of winners and how they place are determined by contest sponsor

Other Contest Links

How to Enter a Poetry Contest

  1. Submit your poems to PoetrySoup using the 'Submit Poems' link above
  2. Come back to this poetry contest page
  3. Select a contest to enter and then click the Enter Contest button associated with the poetry contest you want to enter.
  4. Select your poem to enter by clicking the Enter Contest button.
  5. You may need to scroll see more of your poems.

Jump to a contest:

Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: It's too Early to Prite Woetry...

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, February 05, 2017
22 poems of the maximum 39 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Ir0nic ZiNk


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Tropical Island

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, February 06, 2017
11 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Shadow Hamilton


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: The Swords Speak

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017
17 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Julia Ward


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: MESSAGE IN AN ACROSTIC

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017
33 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kim Rodrigues


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: A LOVELY LITTLE DAYDREAM

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017
24 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Mystic Rose


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: MY POETRY SOUP RECIPE

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
9 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Cindi Rockwell


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Free Verse About Love NEW or OLD

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017
34 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Laura Loo


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: CONTEST 265 an EKPHRASIS in any form max of 20 lines

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, February 18, 2017
9 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Brian Strand


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: A natural metaphor

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, February 19, 2017
8 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Jamie Pan


  Contest: For the love of kittens

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, February 06, 2017
23 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Brenda Chiri-Carroll


  Contest: LETTING YOUR HAIR DOWN

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017
7 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Frank Herrera


  Contest: 12 by 12 Monorhyme

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, February 11, 2017
34 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: John Hamilton


  Contest: Valentine Shmalentine

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, February 19, 2017
0 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Nicola Byrne


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