IUPUI Poetry Contest

The IUPUI Office of Academic Affairs, the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, and the IUPUI Department of English invite all high school age students within the state of Indiana to participate in the IUPUI Poetry Contest. The deadline for the 2017 contest is 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, June 15.

First, second, and third-place winners will receive a monetary award, publication of their poem on our website, and are eligible to receive a $1500 scholarship upon enrollment at IUPUI. Students receiving honorable mentions will receive a book by one of our judges and publication on our site. All poetry contest applicants may receive additional scholarships upon being admitted to IUPUI based upon their academic and financial aid qualifications.

Monetary Prizes

1st Place :   $300
2nd Place:   $200
3rd Place:    $100

In addition to cash prizes for the top three poems, all winners and 20 finalists will receive a collection of poems by the contest judge and an invitation to our awards ceremony at IUPUI in the fall semester.

By submitting your poem to the IUPUI Poetry Contest, you grant us permission to post your poem online as well as in other publicity materials for the university. Students retain full publication rights to their poems.