Write under pressure
Registration deadline: April 6, 2015
The 2015 contest will take place April 11-12, 2015
Register now for the 2015 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. These words are released at midnight (Central Daylight Time) on Friday and poems must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, leaving you 48 hours to use each of them at least once in an original poetry composition. Prizes include cash, publication, and a copy of the issue containing the winners, not to mention a whole weekend of wordy entertainment. In order to participate, you need to register in advance with a valid email address. This contest is open to international participants.
"Play & Read" discount - $26. Includes registration plus a 1-year subscription (or extension) to CV2 magazine. You save over 60% off our standard subscription price.
Registration only - $16.
Looking for inspiration?
Read the winning poems from the 2014 2-Day Poem Contest.
First, second and third place were chosen by last year's judge, Jenna Butler (winner of the previous year's contest). We also have placements for Editor's Choice, Editor's Mom's Choice, and People's Choice.
Awards are granted in six categories:
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