38th Annual Parkmont Poetry Festival

April 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Deadline for submitting poems is: February 17, 2020

The Judges for 2020

Final Judge


Preliminary Judge(s)


Rules and Details about Submitting Your Poetry

  • The competition is open to any student who attends a school in DC, whether the student resides in DC, Maryland or Virginia.
  • Students may submit previously published poems and poems written a few years ago.
  • Students may submit no more than 2 poems.
  • Poems must be typed or handwritten using black ink.
  • If mailing your submission, be sure to fill out the Poetry Entry Form and include it with your poem(s) so that we have your name, home phone, school, grade, and teacher's name and contact information. Download the form here.
  • Finalists are strongly encouraged to attend the reading ceremony, but they are not required to do so.
  • The Poetry Festival Ceremony and Poetry Reading is open to the public.
  • If you'd like to purchase extra copies of a Festival booklet, send your request by selecting the "Questions? Contact Us" button below.


  • $40 Gift Certificate.
  • Festival T-shirt.
  • Publication in the Parkmont Poetry Festival Winners booklet.