August 23 - September 2, 2024

Colorado is where the mountains meet the plains—where people are influenced by expansive natural worlds and intimate big-city nooks. The Colorado State Fair Poetry Competition offers a space to bring these elements together in words—a place where the experienced poet meets the burgeoning poet. Writers of all ages are called upon to enter the second annual Colorado State Fair Poetry Competition. The competition will conclude with a reading during the Colorado State Fair to give winning poets and finalists the opportunity to share their work.

2024 Poetry Important Dates

June 10 Entry Registration Opens
July 17 Entry Form & Fee Deadline
August 5 Online Only Entry Form & Fee Deadline Extension
August 5 Deadline poems must be received digitally
August 28 at 6:00 pm Poetry Reading Fine Arts Building

Important Information

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