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The 2020 and 2021 winners can bee seen on the contest winner page here.
 

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2022 CONTEST THEME
Adventure

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Entries Accepted From April 1-April 30, 2023

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20 winners
1 Grand Prize winner
3 winners from each age group
&
7 Authors picks
ALL 20 winners will be published
More details below

Competition Age Groups 

Elementary 5-10

Middle School 11-13

Teen 14-17

Adult 18 and up

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Contest Rules

1.Poems be written on the theme of "Adventure." At the same time vulgar, profane and adult content is not permitted.  Every submission that follows the rules outlined here will be considered for publication. 

 

2.More then one poem may be submitted (Maximum 3) but must be entered as a separate submission and entry fee.

 

3.The submitted work must be the words of the submitter.

 

4.Before you submit, please remove any identifying information, such as your name, from your manuscript. 

5.Poem must be 35 lines or less, including stanza breaks not including the title. Lines may not be more than 50 characters across, including spaces.

6.Capital letters should be used at the start of each line and follow proper capitalization rules unless being used to emphasize something. DO NOT write the entire poem in caps.

7.Please proofread your submission for grammatical errors.

8.DO NOT use "texting lingo". Properly spell all words.

9.To ensure proper lineation, please use the "Enter" key to start a new line, indicating intended breaks. 

10. There is a small fee of $5 to enter the contest. This fee will help provide the cash prize(s) that will increase as more people submit. New this year, $1 of each entry fee will go towards helping families in the Ukraine. A single cash prize can be from $20-$600. See below for cash prize breakdown.

11.Winning poems will be published in A Year of Poetry Tea Time Adventure and must be an original work by the person entering the contest. Plagiarism is against the law  with serious consequences.

12.All individuals poem will remain the property of the author. Little Rabbit Trails  will have the right to publish winning submissions with no additional obligation to pay any royalties.

Conflicts of Interest: Anyone who is a direct relative of a judge

may not enter in that age group they are judging. 

Fees collected from submissions will be used to award cash prizes in addition to publishing, printing and mailing prizes.

It will also cover additional costs to run this contest.

$1 of each submission fee will go towards helping families in the Ukraine

Prize Scale

All scale levels include being published in the poetry book A Year Of Poetry Tea Time: ADVENTURE.
The Grand Prize winner, top 3 poets in each age group, PLUS 7 Authors Picks, will be published

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# of entries        Grand Prize            First Place          Second Place     Third Place

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100

200

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400

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600

$20

$40

$80

$120

$200+Book

$300+Book

$400+Book

$500+Book

$600+Book

$15

$20

$50

$100

$150+Book

$200+Book

$250+Book

$10

$15

$30

$50

$100

$150+Book

$200+Book

$5

$10

$20

$30

$50

$100+Book

$150+Book

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$1 of every entry fee will go to helping families who are in need of emergency help in the Ukraine.

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