Student Contests

Poetry in Schools

Poetry in Schools remains one of the Poetry Society of Texas’ most successful programs. It is one of the largest student competitions among all the state members of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. The competition is sustained by donors who give $25.00 or more as contest sponsors. The program also welcomes donations of support from those who do not wish to sponsor contests. For information about the competition or to become a sponsor and/or donor contact the chairperson.

Budd Powell Mahan, Poetry in Schools
7059 Spring Valley Road
Dallas, TX 75254
972-788-4944
buddmahan@att.net

Student Awards

Poetry Society of Texas has a long history of recognizing student poets, and since 1989 the society has offered contests for students from first grade through college and produced an anthology of the winning poems. These collections are awarded to the winning poets and are the main item on which the donor money is spent. The student festival is held each year in April or May and awards are presented to the top three winning students in each category. Students who are present read their prize poems. From entries in the annual contest of the society, poems are selected for two national contests, The Manningham Award and Student Award. These two contests often recognize the writing of Texas students.

To view full contest rules and categories, please click below.

Student Awards brochure 2015