Poetry contest

Poetry competition open to students in grades 3 to 12

The Poetry Society of Indiana recently announced the first annual Young Voices Poetry Contest.

First place winners will receive public recognition on the PSI website and social media platforms. Poems may be published in the annual Ink to Paper anthology.

The competition is open statewide to public, private, and home-school students in grades 3-12. A recommendation from a teacher is required and only one unpublished original work may be submitted per student. There is a limit of 30 lines, including empty lines. There are no submission fees.

The contest categories include 3rd and 4th grades, 5th and 6th grades, 7th and 8th grades, 9th and 10th grades, and 11th and 12th grades.

The deadline for submission is September 15. For more information visit poetyofindiana.org or email [email protected] with “Young Voices contest” in the subject line.

The Poetry Society of Indiana, founded in 1941, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and encouraging Indiana poets. Members are both Hoosier clubs and individuals. PSI seeks to unite poets in friendship and understanding while recognizing cultural heritage and linguistic contexts.

Prior to 2016, the group was known as the Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs.