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Poetry Contests of Interest

The poetry contests listed below are not specifically for poets of Christian faith, unless indicated. If only one prize is offered in the contest, the notes in the right column will say "prize." If multiple prizes are offered the notes will say "prizes."

If you know of poetry contests that should be listed on this page, please let us know. Contests come and go, so not all contests may be current. Visit the associated web site to confirm the status of a contest.

Contests are listed alphabetically.

Acorn-Plantos Award

Contact: jeffseff@allstream.net

Poetry Contest in Canada

CDN $500 prize. Entry fee: $25.

Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards

Poetry Contests

US$1,300 in prizes. Entry fee: $15.

Alligator Juniper Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

US$500 prize. Entry fee: $10.

American Literary Review Contest

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $15.

American Poetry Prize

Poetry Contest

US$500 prize. Entry fee: $20.

Anhinga Prize for Poetry

Poetry Contests

Free publication. Entry fee: $25

Annual Florida State Writing Competition

Poetry Contest

US$225 in prizes. Entry fee: $5

Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

Poetry Contest

US$3,000 prize. Entry fee: $25

Antigonish Review

Poetry Contest

CDN$1200 prizes. Entry fee: $25

Arc Poem of the Year Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN$3250 in prizes. Entry fee: $23

The Arts & Letters/Rumi Prize in Poetry

Poetry Contests

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $15

Backwards City Review Contest

Poetry Contest

US$500 prize. Entry fee: $Not clear

Baltimore Review Poetry Competition

Poetry Contest

US$300 prize. Entry fee: $15

Banff Centre Bliss Carmen Poetry Award

Poetry Contest

CDN$ in prizes. Entry fee: $27

Banyan Review Poetry Competition

Poetry Contests

US$200 in prizes. Entry fee: $10

Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards

Poetry Contest

US$1400 in prizes. Entry fee: $15

Bellevue Literary Review

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize.

Bellingham Review

Poetry Contest

US$1,350 prize. Entry fee: $15

Black Warrior Review Contest

Poetry Contest

US$1000 prize. Entry fee: $15

Blue Collar Review Contest

Poetry Contest

US$100 prize. Entry fee: $15

Borderlines

Poetry Contest

CDN$250 in prizes. Entry fee: $5

Brick & Mortar Review

Poetry Contest

US$1,350 prize. Entry fee: $15

Byron’s Quill Award for Poetry

Poetry Contest

CDN$1350 prizes. Entry fee: $20

Campbell Corner Poetry Prize

Poetry Contest

US$3,000 prize. Entry fee $25

Canadian Christian Poetry ContestOngoing contest with themes and quarterly prizes. Canadian poets only

Christian Poetry Contest

An open contest for Canadian poets of Christian faith. Prizes total CDN$1,200.00 annually. Entry fee: $20 for two poems. Sponsored by Utmost Christian Writers Foundation.

Canadian Poetry Association Annual Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

Prize amounts are at the discretion of the sponsor. Entry fee: $25

Carlyle Prize in Poetry

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 & publication. Entry fee: $25

CBC Literary Awards

Poetry Contest

CDN$10,000 in prizes. Entry fee: $20
(Entries must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words)

Chelsea Awards for Poetry

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 & publiction. Entry fee: $15

Christian Publishers Poetry Prize Information about this contest will be posted only between the dates of December 1 and May 31

Christian Poetry Contest

Accepts entries from December 1 – May 31 annually. A traditional rhyming poetry contest for poets of Christian faith. Themes of poetry must be religious. Prizes in 2007 totalled US$1,000. Entry fee: $10 Sponsored by Utmost Christian Writers Foundation.

Cranberry Tree
Poetry Anthology Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN$331 in prizes. Entry fee: $12

CV2 Poem Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN$525 in prizes. Entry fee: $10

Dan Sullivan Memorial Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN$705 in prizes. Entry fee: $15

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund

Many various prizes. Entry fee: $10

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

US$425 in prizes. Entry fee: $10
(Actual prizes paid are supposed to be dependent on entries received.)

Douglas Freels Contest

Poetry Contests

US$475 in prizes. Entry fee: $7

EMWF Literary Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN$1,000 in prizes. Entry fee: $10

Fiddlehead Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN$2,000 in prizes. Entry fee: $30

Florida Review Editor's Award

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $15

The Foley Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. No entry fee

Frances Locke Memorial Poetry Award

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $10

FreeVoice Award for Poetry

Poetry Contest

US$900 in prizes. Entry fee: $5

George Scarbrough Award for Poetry

Poetry Contest

US$275 in prizes. Entry fee: $10

Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN$1,200 in prizes. Entry fee: $25

Guy Owen Prize Contest

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $15

Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $20

Inkwell Poetry Competition

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $10

Iota Poetry Competition

Poetry Contest

£175 in prizes. Entry fee: £2

Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $10

Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prizes

Poetry Contest

US$2,000 in prizes. Entry fee: $10

Kathryn A. Morton Prize

Poetry Contest

US$2,000 prize. Entry fee: $25

Lichen Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN$500 prize. Entry fee: $20

Litchfield Review

Poetry Contest

US$250 prize. Entry fee: $13

Lost Horse Press

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $25

Magliocco Prize for Poetry

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $15

Malahat Review Long Poem Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN$1,000 in prizes. Entry fee: $35

Massachusetts Science Poetry Contest

Poetry Contests

No cash prizes. No entry fee.

Mattia International Poetry Competition

Poetry Contest

CDN$175 in prizes. Entry fee: Free

Novice Christian Poetry ContestInformation about this contest will be posted only between the dates of March 1 and August 31.

Christian Poetry Contest

Accepts entries from March 1 – August 31 annually. An open contest for unpublished poets of Christian faith. Prizes in 2006 totalled US$1,750.00. Entry fee: $15 Sponsored by Utmost Christian Writers Foundation.

Once Written Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

US$600 in prizes. Entry fee: $15

Other Voices Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN $250 in prizes. Entry fee: $25.

Park Publications

Poetry Contest

Approx. US$250 in prizes. Entry fee approx: $6
British contest. You must purchase subscription to see your poem in print.

Poems of Faith

Christian Poetry Contest

Prize is "a surprise gift bag." No entry fee.

Rainmaker Awards in Poetry

Poetry Contest

US$900 in prizes. Entry fee: $10

Room of One’s Own Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN $750 in prizes. Entry fee: $27.

Ruth Stone Prize in Poetry

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $15

Saturday Writers One Page Poetry Contest

US$175 in prizes. Entry fee: $5

The Saving Bannister Poetry Anthology Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN$350 in prizes. Entry fee: $12.

SEEDS International Poetry Anthology Contest

Poetry Contests

CDN$375 in prizes. Entry fee: $15.

Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize

Poetry Contest

CDN$1,200 in prizes. Entry fee: $25

Sooke Fall Fair Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

CDN$100 prize. Entry fee: $1

subTerrain Annual Literary Awards Competition

Poetry Contest

CDN$500 prize. Entry fee: $20

Time of Singing

Christian Poetry Contest

Entry fee: $2
(Prizes paid are dependent on entries received.)

Towards the Light

Poetry Contest

CDN$175 prize. Entry fee: $12

Two Day Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

US$525 in prizes. Entry fee: $10

Utmost Christian Poetry ContestInformation about this contest will be posted only between the dates of September 1 and February 28.

Christian Poetry Contest

Accepts entries from September 1 – February 28 annually. An open contest for poets of Christian faith. Prizes in 2007 totalled more than US$4,000. Entry fee: $15 Sponsored by Utmost Christian Writers Foundation.

vallum award for poetry

Poetry Contest

CDN$1300 in prizes. Entry fee: $25

Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry

Poetry Contest

US$500 prize. Entry fee: $20

Virginia Brendemuehl Prize for Poetry

Poetry Contest

US$1,000 prize. Entry fee: $10

VOYA Teen Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

US$20 prize. No entry fee.

War Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

US$5000 in prizes. Entry fee: $15

The Washington Prize

Poetry Contest

US$1500 prize. Entry fee: $20

The Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem

Poetry Contest

CDN$1500 in prizes. Entry fee: $29

Writers Digest Poetry Awards

Poetry Contests

US$1,100 in prizes. Entry fee: $10