Young Voices Poetry Contest For Grades 3 – 12

Indianapolis, IN: Poetry Society of Indiana announces the 2024 Young Voices Annual Poetry Contest. First place winners will receive public acknowledgement on the PSI website and social media platforms. The poems may be published in the annual anthology Ink to Paper.

Contest Guidelines:

Open state-wide to public, private, and homeschool students in grades 3-12

Recommendation by a teacher required

Original unpublished work only

One poem submission per student

30-line limit (including blank lines)

No submission fees

Contest Categories:

Category 1:  Grades 3 & 4

Category 2:  Grades 5 & 6

Category 3:  Grades 7 & 8

Category 4:  Grades 9 & 10

Category 5:  Grades 11 & 12

PDF: PSI Young Voices Annual Contest Guidelines and Submission Form

Deadline for submissions is September 20, 2024.

There is no fee. Additional details are at this link:

PSI Young Voices Annual Poetry Contest (


About Poetry Society of Indiana: Poetry Society of Indiana (PSI), founded in 1941,

is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and encouraging poets in Indiana. PSI seeks to unite poets in friendship and understanding while recognizing cultural heritage and linguistic contexts.

Prior to 2016, Poetry Society of Indiana was known as Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs (ISFPC).

CONTACT:  All questions should be directed to, with “Young Voices contest” in the subject line.

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