Poetry Contests!


Haiku by You - Submissions due by April 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm
"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme.

#LibraryLove - Submissions due by April 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm. 
Poem of any style or length. What do you love about libraries?

Sonnets - Submissions due by April 21, 2019 at 11:59 pm. 
The sonnet is a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter, which employ one of several rhyme schemes and adhere to a tightly structured thematic organization. Sonnet styles via Academy of American Poets. Your submission can be on any subject.

Contests for UCF students only.

One entry per student per contest. If more than one entry is submitted by a student per contest, all the entries by that person will be disqualified from that contest.

Judges reserve the right to not select a winner due to limited submissions, or lack of exceptional submissions.

Stories with explicit sexual content will not be considered for this contest.

Submit your poem here

Winners will receive a #UCFLibrary water bottle and be immortalized in STARS KnightVerse

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Poems from 2019

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Together Apart, Abel Birchfield

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Fountain Finals, Timothy Walker

Poems from 2017

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Cardboard Skins, Serena Pancham

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The Best Things in Life Are, Zoe Smith