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2023 Sonnet Contest

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2023 Sonnet Contest



Calling all writers, poets, and lyricists! It’s back: our annual Sonnet Contest that inspires (and rewards) writers around the world. Established in 2014, the Sonnet Contest has three categories for entry–Middle School, High School, and Adult.

For each category, three finalists will be declared and invited to share their work live onstage at the May 2023 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Festival in downtown Tallahassee. The top sonnet author in each category will win an Amazon gift certificate and bragging rights:

  • 3rd Place in each category: $50 to Amazon
  • 2nd Place in each category: $100 to Amazon
  • 1st Place in each category: $200 to Amazon

Whether you write by hand or type on the computer, whether you start with your rhymes or begin with a theme, whether your poem is witty or emotional, as long as you create a fourteen-line poem with an English rhyme scheme (ABABCDCDEFEFGG), our judges want to read it!

The Sonnet Contest will open for submissions on January 1, 2023. Entries will not be accepted after Sunday, February 26 at 11:59 PM.

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