Poetry contest

KidsPost Poetry Contest: “Pandemic Poetry”

KidsPost marks National Poetry Month in April with a poetry contest themed “Pandemic Poetry”. Children ages 6 to 14 are encouraged to submit a original poem related to the coronavirus pandemic – what they did, thought, felt or anything else related. Any form of poetry – sonnet, haiku, limerick or otherwise – is acceptable. A jury will select up to 10 poems to be published on April 28, 2021 in the printed KidsPost and on kidspost.com.
    Contest Rules
  • The contest is open to children ages 6-14 who live in the United States.
  • Each child can submit only one poem. One submission form can be used for two children or students.
  • Poems must be original (not copied from a book, the internet or elsewhere) and not previously published.
  • The poems can be illustrated, but it is not obligatory.
  • Entries will be judged on creativity and form. The age of the writer will be taken into consideration.
  • Each poem must have a title.
  • Poems should not exceed 100 words.
  • Deadline extended to March 23 due to technical issues.

An adult (a parent, guardian or teacher) must send us your registration. The adult must complete this form. A teacher can give permission for an entire class if parental permission has been obtained.

  • Update: We’re having trouble with the upload feature of this form. If you are unable to upload poems, please email them to kidspost@washpost.com with the requested information. Thank you for your patience.