Opens: August 30th, 2013
Deadline: January 31st, 2014
Entry Fee: None
Prize: First place poet will be published on this website, receive a signed copy of Polly Wants to Be a Writer: The Junior Authors Guide to Writing and Getting Published by Laura Michelle Thomas and a certificate of achievement. Second to third place poets will be mentioned on this website and receive a $10 Amazon gift card and a certificate of achievement. Fourth through sixth place poets will be mentioned on this website and receive a certificate of achievement.
Contest is open to any writer worldwide between the ages of 9-21 and is divided into four separate age categories. Poems must be a maximum of 50 lines and should not include any illustrations or be typed with fancy fonts. Keep it easy to read.
Judging. Each poem is judged on its literary merit as a poem including: form and structure; imagery and figures of speech; poetic devices and prosody; and unity.
SOMETHING TO ASPIRE TO… Choose a subject that you feel strongly about and then choose the poetic form that will best convey your thoughts and feelings to the reader. Use sound, imagery, figures of speech to amplify your theme and tone.