Contests: List of contests for high school students
Rattle Young Poets Anthology
Deadline: June 15, 2018
Students must be 15 or younger when the poem was written and 18 or younger at the time of submission. Thousands of poems are received each year, and the best 50 are selected for publication. Students can submit up to four poems each, and winners receive two complimentary copies of the anthology.
The Critical Junior Poet's Award
Deadline: September 1, 2018
Open to students age 13-18, this award strives to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in the field of poetry. The winner of the 2018 award will receive a $100 cash prize, a $20 iTunes gift card, a CD of master poets reading their work, publication in the 2018 issue of The Critical Pass Review, and much more recognition and honor.
Austin International Poetry Festival
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Striving to celebrate the diversity of humanity through written and spoken word, this award unites poets from around the world at the festival, which takes places April 5-8, 2018. Accompanying the festival is the release of di-vêrsé-city, a youth anthology. Students age 18 and younger may submit up to three poems and, if accepted into the anthology, are invited to read at the festival.
Teen Ink Poetry Contest
Open to students in middle and high school, this contest calls for original poems of any length and topic. Of all poems published each month, up to three will be declared contest winners, and the poets will receive a free copy of the publication as well as Teen Ink merchandise.
High school students may submit one poem (of 20 lines or less) every 90 days. Poems will be judged on creativity, originality, imagery, artistic quality, and mastery of poetic expression but can cover any theme and style. Top submissions will be published in Just Poetry!!!, and runner-ups will be published in one of the topical anthologies (Of Faith & Inspiration, Of Love & Dedication, Inside of Me, My World). Additionally, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to the Poet of the Year; additionally, there will be four "Best of Issue" winners who will each win a $500 scholarship and four "Editor's Choice" selections who will each receive a $100 scholarship.
What are you waiting for? Pick up that pen, take out the typewriter, grab the tablet or laptop or even your phone, and get to writing. The arts community needs your talent, and the world needs your voice. And hey, if you can win some prizes and earn some scholarships in the process, even better.
Any and all types of writing are welcome. Long short stories, short short stories, prose poetry, traditional poetry, blackout poetry, creative accounts of your life and experiences, essays about yourself, essays about what you love, plays, scripts, letters, lists, rants, lyrics, journal writing.
Check for more here: https://thejohnfox.com/2016/06/writing-contests-for-teens/