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: RELISHING CAKE

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Tuesday, March 07, 2017
20 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Julia Ward


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Show Me Your Shape

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, March 13, 2017
28 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Anthony Slausen


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Younger people who have inspired you

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
11 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Brenda Chiri-Carroll


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: An Unwanted Guest

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
26 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Shadow Hamilton


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: River Line 8,8,8,8,10,10 Syllables

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, March 25, 2017
14 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Rick Parise


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: PRECIOUS MOMENTS

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Saturday, March 25, 2017
5 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Kim Rodrigues


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: 1984 or 2017

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


Is a Premiere Poetry Contest  Contest: Lover's quarrel

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017
1 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Lewis Raynes


  Contest: Fairy Tale for Children

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017
20 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Eve Roper


  Contest: The day that changed my life forever in a POSITIVE way

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, March 12, 2017
30 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Cindi Rockwell


  Contest: NATIVE AMERICAN LORE

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Sunday, March 12, 2017
22 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Frank Herrera


  Contest: Rule the world

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017
19 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Silent One


  Contest: Where I Want To Go

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017
16 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Nicola Byrne


  Contest: Fable

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017
23 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Nayda Ivette Negron


  Contest: Form I - (Immortal theme)

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017
19 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Broken Wings


  Contest: WHAT THE EYE SEES THE HEART CANNOT FORGET !!!

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2017
9 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Mystic Rose


  Contest: What Doesn't Kill Us

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017
14 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: Laura Loo


  Contest: Upside down world

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Poetry Contest Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017
6 poems of the maximum 35 allowed have been entered.
Sponsored by: John Hamilton


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