The America Library of Poetry National Student Poetry Contest

  • The America Library of Poetry

    20th Annual National Student Poetry Contest

    $500 Grand Prize plus prizes just for entering

    4 Divisions

    Grades 3-5

    Grades 6-7

    Grades 8-9

    Grades 10-12


    Entry Deadline: April 30, 2016

    Poem must be no more than 20 lines on any subject, in any style except concrete (shape poems) or blackout.

    The Student Poetry Contest is open to all students enrolled in grades 3-12 (including home schooled and tutored children), regardless of experience or previous publication, except where prohibited.

    For more information and entry forms, go to: