National High School Poetry Contest

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

December 31

Awarded By

Live Poets Society of New Jersey

Award Amount

Awards are given as follows: $100 to Editor's Choice winners; $500 to Best of Issue winners; and $500 to the poet of the year winner. All awards are non-renewable.


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.

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.

Deadline Info

Entry information is available on the contest website by clicking on the "To Enter" link at the top of the page. To enter this contest, the student must submit a poem of 20 lines or less (title and s ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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