PST 2022-2023 Student Contests Open

We’re excited to announce our 2022-2023 Student Contests! We invite all eligible students to submit a poem, and we encourage Tennessee educators to involve their students in a contest.

This year we offer up three contests, one each for elementary, middle and high school students:

High School Division (Grades 9-12) Free Verse Poem — postmark deadline December 20, 2022 
Middle School Division (Grades 6-8) Free Verse Poem— postmark deadline December 13, 2022 
Elementary Division (Grades 2-5) Any Poem Form — postmark deadline February 18, 2023

Who is Eligible? 

The competition is free and open to all Tennessee students in grades 2-12. Public, private, and home school students are eligible. Each student may submit only one poem.

Non-Tennessee residents may compete by joining the Poetry Society of Tennessee as Student Members. Get membership information.

What do Winners Receive?

Contest Awards: 1st place $25, 2nd $20, 3rd $15, 4th $10, and 5th $5.

Winners will be announced on the PST website in the spring. Winning poems will be published in Tennessee Voices.

Get More Details

Learn more about our student contests.

Get a printer-friendly copy of contest instructions.

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