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

Check back soon for submission guidelines for our 2020 Adult Contest!