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November 8, 2018


2019 On Teaching Poem Prize

Contest Name: 2019 On Teaching Poem Prize

Competition Prize: $1000

Genre: Poem

Entry Fee: Free

Last Date for Submitting: January 01, 2019

Allowed Entries: One

Subjects or Concept:

This is simple contest for Poem writers. Prize money for this competition is $1,000, given to the best unpublished poem writen about K-12 teaching.

The winning poem will be published in Academy of American Poets popular Poem-a-Day series during May and published on Poets.org.

Selected Finalist will also receive $500.

Submission Period: October 1, 2018, to January 1, 2019.

Poem prize guidelines

Any poet who meets one of the below criteria on the date of the application deadline, in any given year, is eligible to apply:

U.S. Citizen

Resident of the United States for the ten-year period prior to the submission deadline, or

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Legal Permanent Status (LPS), or any subsequent categories designated by the U.S. authorities as conferring similar enhanced status upon non-citizens living in the United States.

The On Teaching Poem Prize is given to honor a previously unpublished poem written about K–12 teaching and/or teachers. Applicants must be living poets who are 18 years or older.

Previously published poem does not accept.

Entries must be original poetry, in English, by one poet. Translations are not eligible.

Entries must be no more than 40 lines, typed single-spaced (unless the poem is meant to be presented using nonstandard spacing).

Allowed only one poem per applicant.

The poem should include only the title; no information that reveals the identity of the author should be included.

Poets are not eligible to apply if they have studied with the judge in full-time accredited courses within the last three years.

Click here for Submission

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