Haiku by You - Submissions due by Sunday, April 18, 2021 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.
Limerick - Submissions due by Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm.
A limerick is a funny 5 line poem with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA. The third and fourth lines (BB) are shorter. Please remember to note the prohibition on sexually explicit content below. Several examples of “clean” limericks can be found on Wikipedia: Limerick (poetry).
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.
Entries with explicit sexual content will not be considered for this contest.
All qualified submissions for contests with a declared winner will be included in KnightVerse, the student writing contest section of STARS which is the UCF Libraries digital repository. Once a work is added to the repository it cannot be removed. If your work was disqualified for violating the contest rules (see contest rules for details), it will not be included in KnightVerse.
Submit your poem here
Winners will receive a #UCFLibrary water bottle and a Libraries' Duckie temporary tattto.
National Poetry Month Winners
Colors - 2021 Haiku Winner, Madeline S. Anderson
The Little Things - 2020 Limerick Winner, Nikki Anne M. Ballelos
Together Apart - 2019 Sonnet Winner, Abel Birchfield
My Best Friend - 2021 Limerick Winner, Mariah S. George
Cardboard Skins - 2017 Ode to a Library Winner, Serena Pancham
Fountain Finals - 2019 Haiku Winner, Timothy Walker
Poems from 2017
A Library, Elaina M. Ardjewski Ms
Save the Bees, Elaina M. Ardjewski Ms
"I am brighter than all" -Haiku Poem, Angelina F. Cruz
Choice of Opinion, Michael Felice
Evaporation, Amanda Horn
Wholesome Selves, Navin Keeshan
Bang, Josiah I. Lacy
Read It in a Library, Augustin Modeste
Global Warning, Anika Sedani
The Consequences of Construction, Evan M. Waldmann
Construction, Timothy Walker
The Power of the Pen, Dorothy M. Zembaty
Poems from 2019
Resignation from Part-Time Job, Samantha K. Berg
Industrialism, Morly Gourdet
Student, Ashley C. Ramadan
After, Emma Reinhardt
Poems from 2020
UCF: My University, Nikki Anne M. Ballelos
Poems from 2021
Change of Plans, Nikki Anne M. Ballelos
Choose Love, Nikki Anne M. Ballelos
Moonlit Drive, Mariah S. George
Becoming, Emily Martinez
Time for Dessert, Lindsey Wright