Golden Shovel Anthology Competition

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Currently closed.

Open to middle school, high school and college students (i.e. UK secondary, college, sixth form, and undergraduate university) living in the United States and internationally, the Golden Shovel Anthology Competition invites young adults to submit original poems that adhere to the Golden Shovel form following the competition rules. No fee is required to submit. Prizes include $500 for the younger division and $1000 for the older division, plus publication in the anthology and online.

The goal is to make the announcement on Gwendolyn Brooks’s birthday (June 7th) and her daughter—Nora Brooks Blakely—will be the final judge! Closed now, reopening 2019. 


2 thoughts on “Golden Shovel Anthology Competition

    1. Hi, thanks for your comment! We do have a competition open for all poets aged up to 25, with Bletchley Park – just launched on Friday! Check it out:

      If you’d like us to let you know about all the opportunities and competitions we have for young people, I can add you to the mailing list – just let me know.

      All best,

      Helen at YPN

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