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Poetry Contests

Free poetry contests are sponsored every week. These poetry contests, for 2014-2015, are managed by PoetrySoup Premium Members. Any poet can enter and all poetry competitions are FREE. Enter as many competitions as you want. Poets keep copyrights on all of their poetry. Some poetry contests have PRIZES!

Post your poems to PoetrySoup using the 'Submit Poems' link above and then come back here and enter a contest.


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Contest: One against many

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, August 30, 2014
42 poems of the maximum 45 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Joe Maverick

Contest: More Song Lyrics

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 03, 2014
26 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: craig cornish

Contest: Portmanteaus

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 03, 2014
19 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Debbie Guzzi

Contest: ABAB WITCHCRAFT Poetry Contest

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, September 04, 2014
34 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Alfred Vassallo

Contest: Structured verse - Iambic forms

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, September 04, 2014
36 poems of the maximum 39 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Giorgio A. V.

Contest: You're a Super Hero

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, September 04, 2014
29 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Carol Eastman

Contest: WriteTo Our Heroes

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, September 07, 2014
30 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Mystic Rose

Contest: When doing wrong feels so right

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
26 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Jared Pickett

Contest: Abecedarian

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014
20 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Shadow Hamilton

Contest: Zeugma

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
20 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Sara Kendrick

Contest: The Lady of Shalott

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
22 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Isaiah Zerbst

Contest: Addictive Poetry

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, September 20, 2014
33 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Just That Archaic Poet

Contest: Chastuska Me

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
14 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Dr.Ram Mehta

Contest: The Gift

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, September 27, 2014
5 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Verlena S. Walker

Contest: JUST ONE TANKA - Old and New

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, September 28, 2014
15 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Alfred Vassallo

Contest: Sonnet on a Intimate Relationship

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, September 28, 2014
4 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Regina Riddle

Contest: On Halloween Night

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014
2 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Gail Angel Doyle

Contest: a poem you have not entered in a past contest # 11

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
24 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Poet Destroyer A

Contest: Summer's End

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
8 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kelly Deschler

Contest: Any old poem will do #3

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
23 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: SKAT A

Contest: GENOCIDE: SPEAK FOR THE LOST... the FORM IS POETIC PROSE

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
10 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Cyndi MacMillan