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My Final Words Poetry Competition

This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. Deadline is today! Entries due by June 28, 2017

The America Library of Poetry

With a mission to 'fan the flames of literacy', this poetry contest offers a cash prize. Date Due: Ongoing.

20 Syllables Poetry Competition

Write a poem of any type that only has 20 syllables. Deadline in 1 days. Entries due by June 29, 2017

Lyrics Make The Song Contest Poetry Contest

The only contest on FanStory solely devoted to lyric writers has received tremendous response in the two months I have run it. Therefore, I have renewed this contest once again. ENJOY! Deadline in 3 days. Entries due by July 1, 2017

winning the lottery Poetry Competition

This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. winning the lottery Deadline in 3 days. Entries due by July 1, 2017

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Contest

Enter a poem in any style or genre to enter this contest at Winning Writers. Date Due: April 15th.

Fairies Poetry Competition

write a poem about fairies rhyming or free verse, include a picture to show case you poem Deadline in 5 days. Entries due by July 3, 2017

sports Poetry Competition

Write a poem based in any way on sports. Any sport, any level of activity. Deadline in 1 week. Entries due by July 6, 2017

Reader's Digest

Share an original poem with 15 lines or less to enter this poetry contest. Date Due: January 30th.

Write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets Poetry Contest

The topic of this contest is to write a Crown of Heroic Sonnets. Refer to the contest description for rules and example. Deadline in 1 week. Entries due by July 7, 2017

Freestyle:Poetry: Truth and Honesty Poetry Competition

This is a topic based contest. Write a poem based on the topic provided in the announcement. Entries due by July 17, 2017

Break the Bank! Epic poem contest Poetry Contest

Write a fictional epic poem of a great conflict. Minimum 100 lines to a maximum of 200 lines. Must rhyme, in quatrains, see rhyme schemes below. No free verse. Entries due by August 30, 2017

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We provide a list popular poetry contests in 2017. We have listed the contests by deadline. Click on the name of the poetry competition to find out more about the contest including the detailed rules. Only a summary is shown here. We've also included the deadline for each of the 2017 poetry competitions listed.

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