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These free poetry contests for 2015 are managed by PoetrySoup poet Premium Members. Legitimate competitions are held every week. Any poet can enter and all poetry competitions are free. Enter as many contests as you want. You keep copyrights on all of your poems. Some contests even have prizes!

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  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
  4. Click the Enter Contest button associated with the poetry contest you want to enter.
  5. Select your poem to enter

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Poetry Contests Below

Contest: Tam Lin

Enter Tam Lin Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015
16 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Debbie Guzzi

Contest: Only Homo's Allowed The word homo is from the Greek word meaning same

Enter Only Homo

Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015
24 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Jerry T Curtis

Contest: Ekphrasis Contest 01

Enter Ekphrasis Contest 01 Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, May 04, 2015
11 poems of the maximum 73 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Giorgio A. V.

Contest: Not Your Average Ballade

Enter Not Your Average Ballade Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
19 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Catie Lindsey

Contest: On the First of May

Enter On the First of May Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, May 08, 2015
20 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Isaiah Zerbst

Contest: Knight Writer's Club Grand Opening

Enter Knight Writer

Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, May 08, 2015
54 poems of the maximum 250 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Tyshawn Knight

Contest: CAPTCHA CONTEST

Enter CAPTCHA CONTEST  Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
27 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Judy Konos

Contest: Memorable Vacations

Enter Memorable Vacations Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2015
19 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Shadow Hamilton

Contest: Famous Einstein Quotes

Enter Famous Einstein Quotes Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2015
29 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: john freeman

Contest: BIGFOOT (the contest) A Poet Destroyer Contest :) <--- do not include this on the poem

Enter BIGFOOT   (the contest)  A Poet Destroyer Contest :)  <--- do not include this on the poem Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2015
25 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: SKAT A

Contest: Sapphic Stanza Number Three

Enter Sapphic Stanza Number Three Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2015
30 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: craig cornish

Contest: The Pigeon who Flew the Coop

Enter The Pigeon who Flew the Coop Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
6 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: TAMMY REAMS

Contest: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Enter Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
22 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kelly Deschler

Contest: The TRUE Meaning of Being Adult (PayPal acct needed for prize-it's free)

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, May 21, 2015
24 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: FJ Thomas

Contest: Romantic Fools

Enter Romantic Fools Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2015
37 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Thomas Martin

Contest: BURNING DAYLIGHT

Enter BURNING DAYLIGHT Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
6 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: John lawless

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