At Free Poetry Contests we provide you with a listing (updated daily) of 2017 poetry contests that you can enter. View contests with cash prizes that we have carefully picked. Click the contets name to read the contest announcement.
This poem only has three lins. A lune is a short poem that is fun to write and challenging too. Cash prize to the winner of this poetry contest.
Due Date: April 3, 2017
Deadline in 4 days.
Write a poem with just three lines for this poetry contest with a cash prize. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 and the third line has 5 syllables again.
Due Date: April 5, 2017
Deadline in 6 days.
Write a Haiku. This poem only has three lines and each line has a specific syllable count of 5-7-5. The first line has five syllables. The second line has 7. Final line has 5 again.
Due Date: April 15, 2017
Write a sonnet poem. This poem has fourteen lines. It is written with a specific rhyme scheme called iambic pentameter. Make sure each line in your poem has 10 syllables.
Due Date: April 24, 2017
This poetry contest has a unique challenge. The word that finishes each line must be the first word in the next line. In addition, there is a requirement for rhymes.
Due Date: May 3, 2017
Write a poem that only has ten lines and follows a specific syllable count to enter this poetry contest.
Due Date: May 13, 2017
Write a poem on any subject to enter this contest. Rhyming is not required. The only requirement is the syllable count for each line. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc...
Due Date: May 19, 2017
Love poems have been known to win her over. Share a love poem for this poetry contest.
Due Date: May 23, 2017
The ABC Poetry Contests challenges you to write a four line poem that uses the alphabet to specify the first letter of each line.
Due Date: June 6, 2017
A very short poem of only three lines. The first line can only have two syllables. The second has four. The third line has 2 syllables again. Enter your poem for a chance at the cash prize.
Due Date: June 20, 2017
Write a poem that only has three lines to enter this poetry contest. Each line must have a specific syllable count.
Due Date: June 30, 2017
Write a minute poem to enter this poetry contest. It follows the "8,4,4,4" syllable count structure. Write your poem that follows the rules of this contest for your chance at the prize.
Due Date: July 5, 2017
Write a four line poem. Each line in your poem must have a specific syllable count. The first line has 1 syllable, the second line has 5 syllables, the third line has 5 syllables, and the last line 9 syllables. Write about anything.
Due Date: July 20, 2017
Write a poem with only four lines. Each line has a specific syllable count. Cash prize.
Due Date: July 25, 2017
For this poetry contest the challenge is to write a 3 line poem. That's right - just three lines - and each line must rhyme. The winner of this contest will win a cash prize.
Due Date: July 30, 2017
No rules for this poetry contest. Write a poem that does not follow any set structure and enjoy a poem without the rules. Cash prize to the winner.
Due Date: August 7, 2017
An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word. So start with a word and use each letter to start a new line in a poem. That is the challenge of this poetry contest.
Due Date: August 11, 2017
Write a poem that shares your faith. How does your faith impact your life? How does your faith impact the decisions that you make. All poetry types are accepted for this poetry contest.
Due Date: August 19, 2017
Write a poem that has five lins and follows a specific sylllable count. The first line has 1 syllable. Second line has 2. The third line has 3 and the fourth line has 4 syllables. The final line of your poem must only have 1 syllable. Cash prize.
Due Date: August 27, 2017
Contests often require specific types of poetry such as Haiku and 5-7-5. We've made a list of common poetry types. Read more.
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