PoFest Poetry Prize

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is proud to present our first-ever PoFest Poetry Prize judged by Griffin Poetry Prize Finalist Doyali Islam. The PoFest Poetry Prize will award 2 prizes this year in celebration of our 15th anniversary: $1000.00 to one winning poem and $500.00 to one youth poem. The submission fee for this contest is $10.00 (plus applicable fees), and is payable on Eventbrite at the time of submission.

Entries will be accepted until May 31st at 11:59 MST and are open to poets from all around the world. We will accept blind entries in easy-to-read documents (such as PDF or Word) up to three pages. Please only submit ONE entry. Please submit your entry via our submission form on Google Forms.

There will be a limited number of community entries where we will waive the submission fee. If you require a fee waiver, please e-mail nisha@edmontonpoetryfestival.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are seeing this close to the deadline, please submit first and send a short e-mail requesting a waiver after.

If you have any questions, please e-mail info@edmontonpoetryfestival.com.