The Kentucky State Poetry Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1966 to promote the writing and enjoyment of poetry.  As such, KSPS sponsors an annual poetry contest for youth grades 3 through 12.  First, second, and third place winning poets in the Student Contest will be invited to read their winning poem at the KSPS Awards Banquet, held annually in October.

Students of all grades, you are invited to submit your original poetry for a chance to win cash prizes.  

The deadline for the 2020 Student Contest is March 1, 2020.

Adult Contest – 2020 (updated 5/19/2020)

Now accepting submissions for Grand Prix and Chaffin/Kash poetry contests. For more information and submission guidelines. Click Here

The deadline is June 30, 2020.