Poetry New Zealand Yearbook student poetry competition now open


Calling all young poets! Entries are now open for the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook student poetry competition. Send us your previously unpublished original poem and be in to win a copy of Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2022. First prize poems will be published in the 2023 edition of the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, and each poet and their school will also receive a copy of the book. Entries will be judged by Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2023 editor Tracey Slaughter. The 12 winners will be announced on National Poetry Day, 26 August 2021.

  • Competition closes 15 July 2021.
  • Poems should be supplied in either Word or PDF format and can be of any length, any style and about any subject.
  • When you enter please indicate whether you are a Year 11, Year 12, or Year 13 student at a New Zealand school and please name your school.
  • Four prizes will be given in each of these three age-group categories.
  • Successful entrants must agree to their names and schools appearing in media and publicity for the award, and their poems appearing online.
  • Entrants can submit up to three poems.

Please send your entries to editorial@masseypress.ac.nz