MSU Libraries announces Undergraduate Poetry Contest

The Mississippi State University Libraries will hold its Third Annual Poetry Contest for Undergraduates as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month in April. Undergraduates are invited to submit a poem by April 1 to Corinne Kennedy, Design Library Coordinator (  You may also email her with any questions.

Winners will receive a prize as well as a congratulatory party on April 28, 2022 at 3 p.m. in the Grisham Room.

First Prize: $100 

Second Prize: $75

Third Prize: $50

***other prizes will be announced***

Rules for Poetry Contest:

  • Deadline for submissions by April 1, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Only undergraduates at Mississippi State University are eligible to enter
  • All poems submitted should be original and unpublished
  • No more than 80 lines a poem
  • 1 poem per person
  • All entries should be submitted to Corinne Kennedy:
    • Label email with the subject line “MSU Poetry Contest 2022 Entry”
    • Submit poem in a Microsoft Word document  (Google Documents will not be accepted and disqualified from entry)
    • Attached signed release form for publication in The Streetcar 

Poems will be judged through a blind process.

Winners will be announced on April 25.

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 4:23 pm