Poetry Contest

The Banister

33rd Annual Poetry Contest

The Niagara Branch of the Canadian Authors Association is holding its 33rd Annual Poetry Anthology contest for residents of Ontario. Entries must be in English, previously unpublished and not submitted for consideration elsewhere. Print should be black in 12 pt. Times New Roman on 8.5 x 11inch white bond paper, one side only, one poem per page. Line lengths exceeding 44 characters may be broken at the discretion of the committee. No poems over 2 pages will be accepted. Poems running to two pages require a title and page number at the top of each page. Your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and titles of your poem(s) must appear on a separate title page only. Number of entries is unlimited, but no more than six poems from one poet will be included in the anthology.


Include with your entry:
(1) your poem(s)
(2) a cover page
(3) a cheque or money order: $15 for up to three poems and $4 for each additional poem, payable to Canadian Authors Association – Niagara Branch.

Mail your entry to
Canadian Authors Association – Niagara Branch,
Poetry Anthology contest,
P.O. Box 1512
4 Queen Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3B0

Please indicate where you heard about our contest. Submissions will not be returned. However poets without internet access may include a SASE for replies. Only poets included in the anthology will be notified. Contest results will be posted on this page.

By entering the contest, you agree to give the CAA-Niagara Branch first rights to publish your poem in The Banister.

Deadline for entries is May 31, 2018.

First Prize-$300 Second Prize-$200 Third Prize-$100