31 December 2018.






Poetry Contest

This is a free contest. No entry fee is required. The main contest is held twice a year. Contest dates are January 1 – June 30 and July 1 – December 31.  Only 65% of the poems received will advance to the semi-final round.

At the conclusion of each contest, our editorial staff convenes and begins the monumental task of the final round of judging.

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All winners will receive a letter and their prize via regular mail. The first place winner will be contacted by phone or emailed and asked to call our office to verify their identity before their prize is mailed. As soon as the complete list of winners is drawn up, it will be posted on the homepage.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • Writing.
  • Poetry.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

 The final results are announced 8-10 weeks after the semi-final round. 

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • To be aged 13 and up.
  • To be a writer of poetry.
  • Poet information must pass Google API and address verification.
  • Poetry can be written in any poetic style and on any subject.
  • Only one poem per person, per household, is allowed entry containing cliché, overused phrases will not be accepted.


  1. Roses are red.
  2. I love you.
  3. All work and no play.
  4. Time after time.
  • All poems must be written in English.
  • Contest entries must be at least 3 but cannot exceed 26 lines (including stanza breaks) and cannot exceed 55 characters per line (including spaces between words). Any submission that exceeds these limits will be automatically disqualified. The poem title does not count as a line.
  • Do not double-space.
  • The poem must adhere to basic rules of capitalization:
  • Do not type poem in all capital letters.
  • Do not capitalize the first letter of every word.
  • Only capitalize words that are proper (i.e. names and places).
  • The first word of each line may be capitalized if it is done consistently throughout.
  • Do not use “texting” lingo. Properly spell out all words and numbers.
  • Poems containing language that is vulgar, offensive, or wholly inappropriate will not be accepted.
  • To ensure proper lineation, please use the “Enter” key to start a new line, indicating all intentional line breaks.
  • Do not include your name or any other information at the end of your poem.

Opportunity Cost


  • First place prize: $2,000.00 and a first prize wall plaque ($100.00 value).
  • Twenty-Second place prizes: $100.00 each and a second place wall plaque ($75.00 value).
  • One hundred third place winners: a third-place wall plaque and $25 gift certificate redeemable towards any Poetry Nation or Eber & Wein Publishing product ($75.00 value).
  • Sixty to Seventy percent of all entries become semi-finalists and receive a certificate of participation.

Note: Contestants who reach the semi-finalist stage of the contest will be given the opportunity to be featured in a poetry anthology. Even poems disqualified from the contest may still be eligible for publication.

How to Apply

First Step: Read the contest eligibility and rules.

Second Step: Proceed to fill out the form through ”Apply Now”.

Third Step: Send your application.

Note: By submitting a poem to the contest, you accept that your poem may appear online and in print. Contest entries are judged based on poetic technique, effectiveness, style, and creativity

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This Scholarship Published by:
Chayma El Goumiri/ Morocco 

Reviewed by “ Sherif Hassan / Egypt  

Sarra Messili/ Algeria
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MARJ3 Scholarships team