All winning entries will be published in a future edition of New Voices: Ivy Tech's Student Literary Journal.
For more details, please see the Rules section of this guide.
The annual poetry contest is open to students currently enrolled at the Indianapolis-North Meridian and Lawrence campuses.
Poems will be accepted until Sunday, February 28th, 2021.
Participants are allowed to submit up to three (3) poems for judging. Any style of poetry is welcome. All poems must include the poetry contest cover sheet found at the library or on this page, and be typed in a Word document. Entries may be submitted electronically or in-person at the NMC or Lawrence libraries.
The typed poems should NOT contain any identifying information (name, e-mail, phone number, etc.)
To submit the poems electronically, send to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment. The e-mail should contain:
Your Ivy Tech email address
Your phone number
Attached cover sheet, filled in with your information (available below)
Attached poems as separate Word documents
To submit the poems in person, print each poem and bring it to the NMC or Lawrence library. Each poem should not contain any identifying information. Instead, staple the accompanying cover page with identifying information to each poem. Please use at least a 12 point font.
*Ivy Tech reserves the right to reject submissions with inappropriate content based on the Student Code of Conduct.
If you're not sure about your submissions, there are examples below.
For example, if you have three poems, there will be 4 attachments to your email: the filled out cover sheet, poem 1, poem 2, and poem 3.