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.

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Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: 1984 or 2017

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, March 26, 2017
15 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Debbie Guzzi


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Utopia and the Soap Bubble

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
27 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kai Michael Neumann


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: RAINBOW COLORED CAMOUFLAGE

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, April 03, 2017
24 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Ir0nic ZiNk


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Someone, or Something, Replaceable

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, April 07, 2017
29 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Julia Ward


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Spring Is Coming Soon Acrostic

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, April 16, 2017
29 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Laura Loo


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: In the Corner

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
27 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Anthony Slausen


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Dust

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
26 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Shadow Hamilton


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: ANGELS AND LYRES

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, April 23, 2017
1 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Mystic Rose


  Contest: The Tale of Your Best

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, April 07, 2017
27 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Phillip Garcia


  Contest: Lyrics III - Dream Theater

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, April 08, 2017
10 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: rob carmack


  Contest: tweetable

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
37 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: scott thirtyseven


  Contest: Luck of the Irish Limerick Contest

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017
28 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kim Merryman


  Contest: Puppy love vs True love

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017
9 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Eve Roper


  Contest: SPRING TIME

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2017
34 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Alexis Y.


  Contest: I Need A Cup Of Seuss

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, April 16, 2017
14 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Jerry T Curtis


  Contest: Having a love for someone and it not being returned

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, April 16, 2017
34 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Brenda Chiri


  Contest: Form J - Jueju

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, April 20, 2017
25 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Broken Wings


  Contest: Fire Cloud Phenomenon

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, April 20, 2017
3 poems of the maximum 40 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Joe Maverick


  Contest: School yard politics

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017
9 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Lewis Raynes


  Contest: March Middleness

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017
8 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Dave Will


  Contest: Doors

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, April 22, 2017
15 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Richard Lamoureux


  Contest: Eight word challenge

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, April 22, 2017
13 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: John Hamilton


  Contest: UNSHACKLE MY VERSE CONTEST

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, April 23, 2017
4 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kim Rodrigues


  Contest: VERNAL 2017 Standard any theme any three liner

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2017
0 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Brian Strand


  Contest: OPPOSITE GENDER LOVE EXPRESSION

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017
2 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Frank Herrera


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