Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Poetic Licence Contest for young Canadian poets

The League of Canadian Poets, a national not-for-profit poetry organization, invites youth to submit poems as part of this year's poetry contest.

Poems must be unpublished, original work and must not exceed 50 lines, with a limit of two poems per entrant. Poems will be judged in two age categories: Junior (Grades 7 - 9) and Senior (Grades 10 - 12).

Winners in each age category will receive a certificate, a one-year League of Canadian Poets membership and publication in their electronic magazine, plus a monetary award for first ($350), second ($300) or third ($250) place standing.

Deadline: January 15, 2011
All submissions should be sent by e-mail to
with Poetic Licence Contest for Canadian Youth in the subject line.

Winners will be announced during National Young Poet's week in April and featured on the Young Poet's website:
Complete rules here;

To keep up to date with all the annual writing contests in Canada, get the 2011 Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar – just $23 including tax and shipping. To order your copy, email  More details here.

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