The New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition

Deadline: 31 May 2022

The New Zealand Poetry Society is open for submissions for their annual international poetry competition.

The competition runs from the 1st March to the 31st May with the judging period being 16th June to 7th July. During this three week period, judges make their selections and write their reports.

Poets can enter one of these four sections:

• Open verse for adults (18 years and over)
• Open verse for juniors (17 years or younger)
• Haiku for adults (18 years and over)
• Haiku for juniors (17 years or younger)

There are cash prizes to be won in each category, and all entries are eligible to be published in the NZPS anthology. Their annual anthology includes all placed and commended poems, as well as a selection of other favourite poems from the competition.  

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