Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

2018 Student Poetry Contest Rules

Welcome to the second annual Columbia Granger's World of Poetry contest. Here at Columbia University Press we celebrate April Poetry Month by hosting a poetry contest for high school students, grades 9 - 12. We encourage you to celebrate the wonderful world of poetry by exploring the incredible Granger's resource and spreading the word to your high school students about our contest.

- send your submissions to

- the submission deadline is April 10, 2018

- the contest is open to students in grades 9-12 only

- students must use Granger's to find a poem that inspires an original piece

- students must state clearly at the top of their submission: "my poem was inspired by (poem title) by (poet)"

- all submissions must be original pieces. Any submissions that demonstrate plagiarism will be excluded

- submissions should be no longer than 30 lines total (not including line breaks)

- all submissions will be judged by staff of Columbia University Press

- prizes will be awarded to 3 students

- prizes will be $100 worth of CUP books for each winning student (chosen by the student) and the student's library (to be chosen by the school's librarian)

- winners will be announced on April 24 and will have their poems published on Granger's April 25 -27.
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