International Online Poetry Competition
offer the VoicesNet International Online poetry competitions semi-annually.
contest is free to enter.
must be submitted in English only.
your first poem submitted will be judged.
poem submitted is read by our editorial staff.
is a table of our competition deadlines:
Special Recognition Poems Chosen
Top 3 Poems Selected
We want to give all
people an outlet to express themselves in many ways.
The VoicesNet Poetry Contests are just one of the ways for
you to express yourself at Voices Network®.
You can submit your
work to us here to be considered for publication on our website®.
will be notified by email of their judging results.
Who is Eligible?
Poets of all ages
are eligible and all styles of poetry are acceptable.
How and When to Submit
We ask that you submit
your poems by June 1st and January 1st of each year for that semi-annual poetry contest.
Click here to submit your poem to our contest
We have these basic requirements for poems to be considered
for judging and publication to our website.
Poems must be original
Only one poem per
poet per contest is allowed.
The poet's full name
(or pen name), age, country, and an always active email
address must be provided.
The poet must be
able to be notified via email of the results of the
judging of their poem.
There are several
criteria used for acceptance of the writing.
The younger children
are judged by less stringent requirements, as the age
of the poet goes up so do the standards for selection.
The judges who read
the poems look for originality, rhythmic sounds, rhymes,
and audience appeal.
The judges also look
for poems where the authors really care about the subjects
or trivial subjects approached in a novel way.
Poems are looked
at in the categories of: Creativity, English usage,
Grammar/Punctuation, Readability, Pure Entertainment
Value, and Cultural Significance.
We have received poem submissions in our writing
competitions from more than 100 Countries:
America (U. S. A., The United States of America),
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados,
Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Britain,
Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic,
Denmark, East africa, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Georgian
Republic, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Guam, Guyana, Hong Kong,
Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy,
Jakarta, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia,
Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, N. Ireland, Namibia, Nepal,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Newfoundland, Nigeria, Northern Ireland,
Norway, Nova Scotia, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto
Rico, Qatar, Republic of Cameroon, Republic of Ireland, Romania,
Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa,
Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand,
The Netherlands, Trinidad, Tobago, Turkey, U.K., Uganda, Ukraine,
United Sates of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wales, West Africa,
West Bengal, West Indies, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe