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.

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 elementary school through high school. Student poems and awards will be presented at the annual awards banquet along with the adult awards.

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2024 PST Student Awards!

The Poetry Society of Texas Student Awards Ceremony will be held at a date and location still to be determined. You can listen to students from all grades read their prize-winning poetry. The student anthology will be available for purchase. For more information, please contact Barry Rynk, Chair, at