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: South Africa

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, May 03, 2017
28 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kai Michael Neumann


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Three Style III

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017
10 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Laura Loo


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Landscape and Towns

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, May 20, 2017
40 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Bic Gi-Sa


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: YGGDRASIL ME

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, May 21, 2017
14 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: White Wolf


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: LANTERNE FRENZY NUMBER 2

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
34 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Ir0nic ZiNk


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Juvenilia

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, May 25, 2017
9 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: FANCY-FREE

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, May 28, 2017
7 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Julia Ward


  Contest: Urban Legend

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017
34 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Nayda Ivette Negron


  Contest: it's a DoDo kinda day

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, May 18, 2017
28 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Francine Roberts


  Contest: Form N - Ninette or Nonet

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017
33 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Broken Wings


  Contest: YOU 20 Years From Now

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, May 21, 2017
28 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Brenda Chiri


  Contest: CELEBRATION OF ART CONTEST

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
13 poems of the maximum 50 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kim Rodrigues


  Contest: Word Play Images, Dense and Pithy

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
15 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: John Anderson


  Contest: Rhymers delight-internal monorhyme-2

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, May 25, 2017
33 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: John Hamilton


  Contest: Collaborated Poem

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, May 28, 2017
2 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Eve Roper


  Contest: Pleiades N

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
14 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kim Merryman


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