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.

2023 Entry Registration Dates

Entry Registration Opens – June 12, 2023 (Enter anytime online or in the General Entry/Fine Arts Office Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am – 4:00pm)

Entry Registration Closes – Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 4:00pm

Online Only Extension entry deadline – Monday, August 7, 2023 by 4:00 pm

Deadline – all actual poems must be received digitally on Monday, August 7, 2023 by Midnight

Judging – (closed to the public) Winners will be announced on the CSF website and notified prior to the live reading

Reading – Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 6:00 pm, in the Fine Arts Building

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