2022 Poetry Society of Virginia Student Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to all of this year's student winners!!!

The online event will take place on Zoom/Facebook Live. It will be uploaded to YouTube later.  This is going to be on Sunday, March 20 at 4 PM EST.

 

Here is the Zoom information for March 20 at 4 PM:

 

Join Zoom Meeting 
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84496099936?pwd=NjROUUZhSWlXQ2tRYzlOdDcyQ2h6dz09

Meeting ID: 844 9609 9936 
Passcode: 000235

STUDENT CONTESTS

PSV Student Contest 2022

Rules and Categories

 

 

CONTESTS ARE NOW CLOSED.  WE'D LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUBMISSIONS

  • All entries must be in English, typed, unpublished, original, and not scheduled for publication before May 2021.

  • All poems are presented anonymously to the judges.

  • Submit one copy of each poem with no identifying information. Enter the category by using the drop-down box through Submittable. Only one poem may be submitted per category, but students may qualify to enter more than one category, depending on their age.

  • We accept submissions ONLY through Submittable ONLINE: poetrysocietyofvirginia.submittable.com OR SEE LINK BELOW.

  • Teachers are encouraged to join PSV through our website: poetrysocietyofvirginia.org

       Classroom membership is only $10. Students enter free.

  • All entries not in compliance with category specifications or age range may be disqualified.

  • Winning poems may be read and honored in person or on Zoom at our annual awards ceremony in spring 2022.

  • First place poems will be published on the PSV website and annual journal. SUBMISSION TO THE CONTEST PRESUMES PERMISSION BY PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN TO PUBLISH UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTATED.

  • All first, second, and third place winning poems and poets will receive a certificate and cash prize, according to amounts specified in their categories.

CATEGORIES

 

Free to enter. Categories #1-6 are open to any student locally or internationally. Poems must be 35 lines or fewer. One entry per student in each eligible category. Submit online: poetrysocietyofvirginia.submittable.com.

 

1. Poems by students in grades 3-4.

35 line maximum. Prizes: 1st, 2nd 3rd: $25, $15; $10.

2. Poems by students in grades 5-6.

35 line maximum. Prizes: 1st, 2nd 3rd: $25, $15; $10.

3. Poems by students in grades 7-8.

35 line maximum. Prizes: 1st, 2nd 3rd: $25, $15; $10.

4. Poems by students in grades 9-10.

35 line maximum. Prizes: 1st, 2nd 3rd: $25, $15; $10.

5. Poems by students in grades 11-12.

35 line maximum. Prizes: 1st, 2nd 3rd: $25, $15; $10.

6. Jenkins Prize, poems by students in grades 9-10.

Prizes: 1st, 2nd 3rd: $25, $15; $10.

7. The Poetry Society Prize, FOR VIRGINIA STUDENTS ONLY, in grades 6-8.

Prizes: 1st, 2nd 3rd: $25, $15; $10.

8. The Virginia Student Prize FOR VIRGINIA STUDENTS ONLY, in grades 9-12. 

Awards $50, $30, $20.

9. Spoken Word: FOR VIRGINIA STUDENTS ONLY, 3 min. limit

Prizes: 1st prize only: $25.

Spoken word poets must meet the January 19th Submittable deadline by either submitting the text of their poem (some deviation acceptable during performance) or uploading a video recording of their spoken word performance in MP4 file format. A Zoom event will be announced on the website (poetrysocietyofvirginia.org), on our Facebook page (facebook.com/PoetryVA) and on Instagram (instagram.com/posocva). 

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