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Poetry Contests

These free poetry contests for 2016 (some for money or cash) 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!

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
  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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 Contest: HUMAN NATURE - 4 STANZA, 7 LINE

Enter HUMAN NATURE - 4 STANZA, 7 LINE Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2016
34 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Marugu Mo


 Contest: A twisted poem about Robin Hood

Enter A twisted poem about Robin Hood    Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, February 21, 2016
21 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: C. T.


 Contest: Owls Personification form

Enter Owls  Personification form Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016
25 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Eve Roper


 Contest: Where Do Poets Go

Enter Where Do Poets Go Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016
11 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Jerry T Curtis


 Contest: Take A Vacation!

Enter Take A Vacation! Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, March 02, 2016
17 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Lin Lane


 Contest: Entwined

Enter Entwined Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, March 06, 2016
29 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Broken Wings


 Contest: My Lovely Children

Enter My Lovely Children Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, March 07, 2016
10 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Laura Loo


 Contest: In A Perfect World...

Enter In A Perfect World... Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, March 07, 2016
17 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Catie Lindsey


 Contest: Expand Arthur Miller's Thought

Enter Expand Arthur Millers Thought Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, March 09, 2016
9 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Julia Ward


 Contest: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways

Enter How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways    Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, March 09, 2016
7 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Mystic Rose


 Contest: Haiku 102

Enter Haiku 102    Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, March 09, 2016
24 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Nathan D.


 Contest: Best Love Poem # 4

Enter Best Love Poem # 4 Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, March 09, 2016
27 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: SKAT A


 Contest: Valentine Poem To Your Beloved

Enter Valentine Poem To Your Beloved Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, March 10, 2016
8 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Nayda Ivette Negron


 Contest: NEVER - ALWAYS - SOMETIMES

Enter NEVER - ALWAYS - SOMETIMES Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, March 10, 2016
14 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: John lawless


 Contest: My parting gifts

Enter My parting gifts Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, March 12, 2016
16 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Viv Wigley


 Contest: Two Lenses

Enter Two Lenses Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, March 12, 2016
1 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Sara Kendrick


 Contest: One liners 6, 7 ,8 ,9 ,10 WHEN ONE LINE IS NEVER ENOUGH

Enter One liners 6, 7 ,8 ,9 ,10 WHEN ONE LINE IS NEVER ENOUGH  Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, March 20, 2016
38 poems of the maximum 150 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Bev Smith


 Contest: A Tomb Of Ancient Bloom

Enter A Tomb Of Ancient Bloom Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, March 26, 2016
15 poems of the maximum 51 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Justin Bordner


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