Starbuck Middle

Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest
Poetry Contest

Student Contest 2021 - Click HERE to learn more!

Opening in Fall 2020

Winning poems will be published in the 2022 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar. All winning poets (including honorable mentions) will receive a complimentary copy. JUNIOR DIVISION (grades 6 - 8) and SENIOR DIVISION (grades 9 - 12).

Cash prizes in each division:
1st place $75
2nd place $50
3rd place $25

Submission Period: September 1, 2020-February 1, 2021. Poems arriving after 11:59 p.m on February 1, 2021 will not be considered.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Students may enter ONE original poem

  • Maximum length: 24 lines (which includes stanza breaks, but not the title).

  • Line length: 60-character limit, including spaces and indents.

  • We cannot consider longer poems, multiple entries, or collaborative poems (written by more than one student).

  • Students need to be attending a school (or be home-schooled) in Wisconsin.