Poetry Contests For 2019 - A List of Poetry Contests

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5-7-5 Poetry
For this contest you are to write a short poem. It should only have three lines. But the structure is that of a Haiku. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. Write about anything. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: In 5 Days




ABC Poetry Contest
For this contest you are challenged to write a ABC poem. ABC poetry has five lines and often is used to express feelings. See the announcement for an example. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 5th


Cinquain Poetry
Write an "Cinquain" poem for this contest. A cinquain poem is a poem that follows a specific format. Read the announcement for a sample poem. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 13th


3 Line Poetry Contest
For this contest you are to write a short poem. It should only have three lines. But the structure is that of a Haiku. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. Write about anything. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Mar 17th


Love Poem Poetry Contest
Write a love poem. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. It can be a humorous or a serious love poem. The choice is yours. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Mar 20th


Loop Poetry Contest
A fun poetry type that requires you to use the last word of each sentence as the starting word of the next sentence. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 24th


One Line Poem
Write a monostich poem which is a poem that is only one line. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Mar 30th




Rhyming Poem
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 3rd


1-5-7 Poem
For this contest you are to write a short poem. It should only have three lines. But the structure is that of a Haiku. The first line has 1 syllables. The second line has 5 syllables. The third line has 7 syllables. Write about anything. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Apr 9th


Write A Haiku
For this contest you are challenged to write a Haiku poem. Haiku is a form of poetry that only uses three lines. Can you paint a mental image using only three lines? Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Apr 13th


3-6-9 Poem
This poem has three stanzas. Each stanza has three lines that follows the 3-6-9 syllable count. The first line has 3 syllables, the second line has 6 syllables and the last line 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: Apr 20th


5-7-5 Poetry Writing
For this contest you are to write a short poem. It should only have three lines. But the structure is that of a Haiku. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. Write about anything. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Apr 25th




Share A Story In A Poem
In this contest you are challenged to write a poem that tells a story and also rhymes. We've included examples of this type of poetry storytelling in the announcement. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 5th


Six Word Poetry Contest
Write a poem using only six words. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 8th


Lune Poetry Contest
A Lune poem is a short and fun poetry form with only three lines. View the contest announcement for an example. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 9th


Acrostic Poetry Contest
Write an acrostic poem. An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. View an example in the announcement. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 11th


Mother's Day Poetry Contest
Show your appreciation to Mom with a poem. All forms of poetry accepted. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 12th


Nonet Poetry Contest
Write a nine line poem for this poetry contest. But you must count syllables. The first line of your poem will have 9 syllables. The second line has 8 syllables and the 7th line has seven. This continues until your final line which has one syllable. Cash prize to this poetry contest winner.
Deadline: May 15th


Sonnet Poetry Contest
Just like Shakespeare did, discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the Shakespearean sonnet. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 17th


2-4-2 Poetry
Write a 2-4-2 syllable poem. It has three lines. The first line has 2 syllables, the second line has 4 syllables and the last line 2 syllables. The subject can be anything. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: May 25th


5-7-5 Poetry Contest
For this contest you are to write a short poem. It should only have three lines. But the structure is that of a Haiku. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. Write about anything. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: May 30th




Minute
Write a Minute poem for this contest. A fun poem to write. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 3rd


Free Verse Poetry Contest
Write a free verse poem. This is a method of writing poetry that does not follow any structure or style. See an example and details in the announcement. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 12th


Four Line Poem
Write a four line poem that has a specific syllable count. The first line has 1 syllable, the second line has 5 syllables, the third line has 5 syllables, and the last line 9 syllables. The subject can be anything. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jun 13th


5-7-5 Poem
For this contest you are to write a short poem. It should only have three lines. But the structure is that of a Haiku. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again. Write about anything. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jun 18th


Faith Poetry Contest
The theme for this poetry contest is "faith". We are looking for poems that in some way pertain to this theme. It doesn't matter if it's spiritual, political, intellectual or emotional as long as faith is clearly represented. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jun 25th




Haiku Poetry Contest
For this contest you are challenged to write a Haiku poem. Haiku is a form of poetry that only uses three lines. Can you paint a mental image using only three lines? Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 3rd


3 Line Poetry Contest
Write a poem that has three lines and a syllable count of either 5-7-5 or 5-7-7. The poem must address a loved one. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 9th


I Can
Write a poem that begins with the words "I can". This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 20th


Tanka Poetry Contest
For this contest you are challenged to write a Tanka poem. Tanka is a form of poetry with a specific syllable count. See the announcement for an example. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Jul 25th


15 Syllable Poem
For this contest you are to write a short poem. The poem should have exactly 15 syllables. You can structure it anyway you choose and choose the word count. But the total syllable count for the completed poem must have exactly 15 syllables total. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Jul 27th




5 Line Poem
Write a five-lined poem that has a specific syllable count to enter this contest. This poetry contest rewards a cash prize.
Deadline: Aug 3rd


Rhyming Poetry Contest
Write a poem of any type that has a rhyme. Cash prize for the winning entry.
Deadline: Aug 15th




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