Student Contest

Kentucky State Poetry Society announces the 2022 Student Poetry Contest


  • Free to enter
  • Open nation-wide to public, private, and homeschool students in grades 3-12
  • 1 submission per student
  • Original, unpublished work only
  • 30 line limit


Poems should be submitted as an attachment in a Word document (.doc, .docx) via email to

Submissions must include:

  1. Student name
  2. Student grade and age
  3. School name
  4. Teacher’s name
  5. Contact email
  6. Postal address

Deadline Extended to April 15, 2022



First place winners will be
-published in Pegasus and
-invited to read their winning poems at the Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Conference.

Cash prizes for first, second, and third places.


Category 1: Grades 3 and 4
Category 2: Grades 5 and 6
Category 3: Grades 7 and 8
Category 4: Grades 9 and 10
Category 5: Grades 11 and 12

Questions? Contact us!

Ready to submit? Send us your work!

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