Thursday, May 5, 2011

Free Poetry Contest for Kids

Monthly Poetry Contest — Silly, Serious, or Mysterious

Entry Information

graphic of a scroll enscribed with My PoemYou can enter my Monthly Poetry Contest any time from the first of the month to the 21st. Winners of the contest will not receive Big Bucks. (I need to tell you a secret: very few poets make much money writing poetry. Sorry! Poets write because they love writing or they are compelled to write. Of course, you might be the exception.) Besides being the creator of a great poem, what will your reward be?
  • Your poem will be posted here for a month. You can show your contest-winning poem to your friends and family. And you can pat yourself on the back for becoming a true, published poet, while having many others enjoy your poetry online.
  • Enter by sending your poem to me (at with "Poetry Contest" written in the Subject heading of your e-mail. You do not need to e-mail a photo unless you're contacted as a "winner." Those writers who come close to winning will get honorable mentions. We need your poem, full name, and age. All ages are open for acceptance.
  • Be sure it's a poem that you created from start to finish; otherwise we have a problem the size of an elephant called plagiarism. Plagiarism is when you copy someone else's work and you claim it as your own, which is bad, bad, bad. And please make sure that you have your parent's permission to enter this contest.
For hints on how to write poetry see Poetry Suggestions for Kids.

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