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Poetry Contest Information


Poetry Submission Window: January 7-March 1, 2019

Newman Prize Ceremony: March 8, 2019

Submission Guidelines

Public Schools

Students must submit their poems to a teacher and the teacher must submit the poem to by the deadline along with the following information:

Student Name
Teacher Name
Contact information

If the student wins, the teacher will be contacted to notify the student and their parents. The student, parents and teacher will all be invited to the Newman Prize ceremony from 6-9pm on March 8, 2019. Student winners must agree to attend the ceremony to receive their prize. Any adult category winner from out of state will receive their award via mail and do not need to attend the ceremony in person.

Home School

Submissions from Home School students must be submitted by their parents. Please provide contact information to be notified if the student wins.


College students and other adults can submit their poems directly. Please provide school affiliation and contact information if you win.