Our semi-annual contest awards 100 third-place poems, 20 runners-up, and one 2,000 grand prize. You can submit a poem on any topic, employing whatever style you prefer. Check the submission guidelines on the right for the nitty-gritty details. Description due to a donation from the family of veteran and antiwar author, jeff sharlet, the iowa review is able to hold the jeff sharlet memorial award for veterans. weve assembled a comprehensive list which features 74 of the most popular poetry contests in 2020, organized by entry deadline. Each poetry competition below has a link to the contest submission guidelines so you can learn a bit more about the contest, publisher and choose the poetry competition thats the best fit. You may enter up to 3 poems but you should fill out the form in full for each submission. Read poems from the 2016, 2017, 20 poetry contests. Nonet poetry contest write a nine line poem for this poetry contest. Opa sponsors two poetry contests each year for adults and one poetry contest for children members receive a lower price to enter the contests the student contest culminates in a reading by the winners and a reception for the young poets and their guests.