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Registration deadline: Friday April 6, 2018 at midnight
The 2018 takes place April 14-15, 2018

 

The 10 words for 2018:

 

What is the 2-Day Poem Contest?

This annual contest challenges you to write an original poem in 48 hours — with only one catch. The final poem must include ten words that we provide.

 

Official 2-Day Poet's Rules

Contest fees

You must be registered and pay the contest fee in order to submit your poem for judging. The registration deadline for 2018 has passed. If you aren't registered, feel free to play along, but your poem will not be considered. This contest takes place yearly in April.

"Play & Read" discount - $26. Includes registration plus a 1-year subscription to CV2 magazine. You save over 60% off our standard subscription price. 

Or:

Registration only - $16.

 

Contest prizes

First Prize: $500 plus a one-year subscription and publication in CV2 magazine.

Second Prize: $300 plus a one-year subscription and publication in CV2 magazine.

Third Prize: $150 plus a one-year subscription and publication in CV2 magazine.

Editor’s Choice: one-year subscription and publication in CV2 magazine

Editor’s Mom’s Choice: a one-year subscription and publication in CV2 magazine

People’s Choice: a one-year subscription and publication in CV2 magazine

Winners in all categories will also be published online.

Everyone who registers for the contest gets a copy of the issue featuring the winners. (International residents note that your issue may arrive up to 6 weeks after publication date.)

What's unique about this contest?

It's a contest that challenges you to write under pressure. The 10 words will lead you to new creative places - and a poem you never would have written otherwise.

Winning poems from previous years