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2024 Winners will be announced on May 31 at 11am.
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Entries Accepted From April 1-April 30, 2023

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20 winners
1 Grand Prize winner
3 winners from each age group
7 Authors picks
ALL 20 winners will be published
More details below

Competition Age Groups 

Elementary 5-10

Middle School 11-13

Teen 14-17

Adult 18 and up

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Contest Rules
Contst Rules

1.Poems be written on the theme of "SPRING" (Click here for ideas that fit the theme). At the same time vulgar, profane and adult content is not permitted.  Every submission that follows the rules outlined here will be considered for publication. 


2.More then one poem may be submitted (Maximum 3) but must be entered as a separate submission and entry fee.


3.The submitted work must be the words of the submitter.


4.Before you submit, please remove any identifying information, such as your name, from your manuscript. 

5.Poem must be 35 lines or less, including stanza breaks not including the title. Lines may not be more than 50 characters across, including spaces.

6.Capital letters should be used at the start of each line and follow proper capitalization rules unless being used to emphasize something. DO NOT write the entire poem in caps.

7.Please proofread your submission for grammatical errors.

8.DO NOT use "texting lingo". Properly spell all words.

9.To ensure proper lineation, please use the "Enter" key to start a new line, indicating intended breaks. 

10. There is a small fee of $6 per poem to enter the contest. This fee will help provide the cash prize(s) that will increase as more people submit. A single cash prize can be from $20-$600. See below for cash prize breakdown.

11.Winning poems will be published in Poetry In Spring and must be an original work by the person entering the contest. Plagiarism is against the law  with serious consequences.

12.All individuals poems will remain the property of the author. A Year of Poetry Tea Time (formerly Little Rabbit Trails) will have the right to publish winning submissions with no additional obligation to pay any royalties.

Conflicts of Interest: Anyone who is a direct relative of a judge

may not enter in that age group they are judging. 

Fees collected from submissions will be used to award cash prizes in addition to publishing, printing and mailing prizes.

It will also cover additional costs to run this contest.

Prize Scale

All scale levels include being published in the poetry book Poetry In Spring.
The Grand Prize winner, top 3 poets in each age group, PLUS 7 Author's Picks (or more), will be published


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