The Poetry Society of Indiana recently announced the 2023 Young Voices annual poetry contest.
First-place winners will receive public acknowledgement on the society’s website and social media platforms. The poems may be published in the annual anthology Ink to Paper.
The contest is open statewide to public, private and homeschool students in grades 3 to 12. Recommendation by a teacher is required. Only original unpublished work may be entered, and one poem submission per student is allowed. There is a 30-line limit, including blank lines.
There is no submission fee, and the deadline for submissions is Sept. 20.
For information, visit poetrysocietyofindiana.org or send an email to [email protected] with “Young Voices contest” in the subject line.
The society, founded in 1941, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and encouraging poets in Indiana. It seeks to unite poets in friendship and understanding while recognizing cultural heritage and linguistic contexts.