PST 2022-2023 Middle School Contest Deadline Nears

Students, teachers, parents: the deadline is approaching for our middle school division contest. December 13, 2022, is the postmark deadline.

The middle school contest is one of three offered this year, one each for elementary, middle and high school students:

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

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. It’s not too late to join. 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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