Wingword Poetry Competition

Organizer: Delhi Poetry Slam
Category: Arts/Photography
Prize type: Cash
Region: Asia
Deadline: 2024-06-30
Prize: Prizes of Rs 8,32,500 and book publication will be awarded. All participants will receive participation certificates. All authors to receive a copy of the book at their address.

Wingword Poetry Competition

Wingword Poetry Competition invites submissions for its national level competition that will award prizes of Rs 8,32,500 and book publication to winners.

The competition aims to create a platform that encourages creativity among young Indians and is also open to all school and college students. By making the pen an instrument for expression, we provide recognition to young poets and support them to openly write about their thoughts, opinions, and emotions.

Till date, Wingword Poetry Competition has awarded over 500 poets from diverse regions of India. Some of the winners belong to small towns like Gangtok or Coimbatore, whereas many live in bustling metropolitan cities like Mumbai or Kolkata. Wingword Poetry Competition has been promoted by Times of India, Hindustan Times, Meghalaya Times, and Edex Live.

You must be an Indian national or person of Indian origin.
Poems must be originally written by you.
Poems are welcome in English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Assamese, or Gujarati.
Any length and style of poetry is accepted.
All topics are welcome, for example, personal topics such as love, family, childhood, or social issues such as women empowerment, unemployment, and climate change.
We encourage beginners to participate.
Previously published poems are allowed.
Entry fee to submit one poem, three poems, five poems, and ten poems is INR 1000, INR 2000, INR 3000, and INR 5000 respectively.
This is an online writing competition. Performance is not required anywhere. Submissions have to be made online through our website.
Extended deadline to submit poems is 30th June 2024. Results will be declared in the month of July.
Judging Criteria:
Poems will be scored on the basis of originality of thought, creativity, and style. The poems should make the reader deeply think about the subject and evoke emotions such as surprise, hope, joy, or even sadness and anger. We are not looking for correct grammar, rhyme scheme, or complex words.

Prizes for the Wingword Poetry Competition 2024:
Main Category (for writers in English language):
1st Prize: 50,000 rupees + Book Publication
2nd Prize: 30,000 rupees
3rd Prize: 20,000 rupees
Top 10 Winners receive INR 10,000 each.
100 Commendable Mentions are published in the annual Wingword anthology
Regional Languages Category (for poets writing in their mother tongue):
1st Prize: INR 25,000
2nd Prize: INR 15,000
3rd Prize: INR 10,000
Top 10 Winners will receive INR 5,000
Junior Category for Children (under the age of 15 years old):
1st Prize: Rs 25,000
2nd Prize: Rs 15,000
3rd Prize: Rs 10,000
10 Runners-Up will receive INR 5,000 each.
All participants will receive certificates of participation. An anthology with poems of all winners and runners-up will be published. All authors will receive a copy of the book at their mailing address.

Submitting your application:
Submissions must be made online through our official website We do not accept entries being posted to us via courier. A confirmation email will be sent after we have successfully received your application.

For any queries, please contact us at or call 8368069337.

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