ALL INDIA POETRY COMPETITION 2016 -The Poetry Society (India) - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

ALL INDIA POETRY COMPETITION 2016 -The Poetry Society (India)

The Poetry Society (India) invites entries for All India Poetry Competition 2016.


  • The Competition is open to resident and non-resident Indian poets and translators.
  • Members of the Governing Board and the Executive Committee of The Poetry Society (India) and the first prize-winners of previous All-India Poetry  Competitions are not permitted to enter the competition.
  • No Competitor may win more than one prize.
Medium: English or Hindi

Entry Fee: INR 200 per poem

Each entry must be either a poem written in English or Hindi  by the competitor or his/her translation into English  or Hindi of a poem by any poet in any of the recognized Indian languages.
Each poem must be the unaided work of the author or translator and it must not have been previously published or broadcast, or  hosted on the Web/blog. 
The maximum length of a poem should  not exceed 45 lines. Competitors may submit as many poems as they wish provided that each poem is accompanied by an entry fee of  Rs. 200/- per poem.
The entry fee must be paid by a Demand Draft drawn on any bank in Indiaand made payable to The Poetry Society (India) at New Delhi. Payments sent by outstation cheques, cash or money order will not be accepted. 

How to Submit Entries

a. A copy of each poem  be sent through e-mail at
b. Another copy of the same poem/s be sent in print/typed form through mail/courier along with the entry fee,  cost of anthology and Entry Form duly filled in.. 
The  Secretary, The Poetry Society (India), L-67A, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi-110017 

Last  date for receiving  entries:

September 30, 2016

1.                  There will be six prizes awarded for entries in English and six prizes for entries in Hindi. Each category will have:

i.                    The first prize of  Rs. 10,000/-
ii.                  The second prize of  Rs. 5,000/-
iii.                The third prize of Rs. 3,000/-
iv.                Three  commendation prizes of Rs. 1,000/- .

A list of prize-winners and the prize-winning poems will be uploaded on


  1. What is the deadline for submitting the entries?

    1. Last date for receiving entries is September 30, 2016


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