National High School Poetry Contest

Awarded By:

Live Poets Society of New Jersey

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Nine awards offered annually. There will be four Editor's Choice winners (one per quarter), four Best of Issue winners (one per quarter), and one award given to the best poem for the year (announced in August). Students may win multiple awards.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must reside in the United States.
  3. Must be a current high school student. The student's eligibility ends on May 31 of his/her senior year.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: U.S. high school students are eligible to enter this poetry contest. Students must submit a poem of 20 lines or less on a topic of their choice. ALL WINNING POEMS WILL BE PUBLISHED. If you are dead set against having your poem published, we suggest you do not enter. Click to learn more and apply today!

Application requirements for the National High School Poetry Contest are:

  • Poem
Additional Information: All winning poems will be published. In order to protect entrants' work, all publications will be copyrighted as an anthology by LPS Publishing and/or The Live Poets Society. However, LPS Publishing and The Live Poets Society will retain no ownership rights to the poetry. Such rights remain with the poet at all times. Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, imagery, artistic quality, and mastery of poetic expression. There are no theme or style requirements.

Award Amount: Award of a $500.00 college scholarship will be awarded to the American High School Poets, "Poet of the Year". In addition there will be 4 "Best of Issue" Winners ($500 scholarship prize, 1 selected each quarter) and 4 Editor's Choice Selections ($100 scholarship prize  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,400.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, June 30, 2022

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, June 30, 2022

Four deadlines offered: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31.
About Live Poets Society of New Jersey:
Contact Information: D. Edwards, Administrator
Address: P.O. Box 8841 Turnersville, New Jersey 08012

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