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2022 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest Deadline

July 21

The 18th Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest officially begins in April, as part of the celebration of National Poetry Month. The theme of this year’s contest is “People Are . . . Everything.” The five (5) new contest categories include the following: “People Are Funny” “People Are Amazing” “People Are World Changers” “People Are Unreasonable” “People Are Unpredictable.” Poets may submit a maximum of three poems, no more than one in each of three of the five contest categories.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible. There is no entry fee. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category. Winners will receive a commemorative chapbook of the winning poems.

The “Rules and Entry Form” can be downloaded here.

Entry Forms must be received no later than Thursday, July 21, 2022. Early submissions are appreciated. If you have questions, please contact Alan Lowe, Contest Coordinator, at slolowe@icloud.com for assistance.

The Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest is presented by the Poets Club of Lincoln


Alan Lowe