Summer Poetry Contest - Theme: Poem for Kids
First Prize $50 Gift Certificate!


  • Submit 1 original Poem for Kids. 1 entry per person.
  • Submission Deadline is July 31 (Extended).
  • Fill out the form below exactly as you would if submitting a regular poem.
  • Except, select Poetry Contests as your Main Category and Children's Poetry Contest as your Subcategory.
  • Winner(s) will be selected by our Staff and will be notified by Email.

Children's Poetry Resources:

Submit a Poem!

Looking for a place to share your poems? Family Friend Poems is a showcase for popular contemporary poetry. We only publish poems our visitors will love. We publish less than 5% of poems submitted to us. If you're not sure your poem is good enough, post your poem on our forums and get some feedback there first.

We are looking for quality poems that use poetic techniques. Some of these techniques include rhyme schemes, stanzas, metaphors, similes, imagery, and personification. We welcome a variety of structured poetry as well (haiku, sonnets, limericks, etc.). We search for poems that have been created with a lot of thought and work by the poet.

Why should you publish your poem with us? If your poem is good enough and we do publish it. It is likely that there are few other places on the web or in print where more people will read your poem over time.

Here's how it works:

  • There is a long waiting period for new poetry to be reviewed, with a wait time of up to 6 months.
  • Poems are first scanned by our Editors, rated on our review page by up to 10 visitors, then passed to our Editors for a final decision.
  • You can speed up the process by taking time to rate 10 newly submitted poems on our Review Page.
  • We will notify you by email ONLY if your poem IS published on our website.
  • We do not publish poems which are already posted on the Internet. If you post the poem on our FFP Poetry Forums, we will move it to the Members Only section before publishing it on the website.
  • You may submit only 1 poem every 30 days. If you would like to submit another poem before 30 days, then delete your pending poem. If we publish your poem you can submit another right away.
  • Submit your most popular poem. Choose a poem that people from all over the world can relate to. Put personal details in the introduction not the poem.
  • Only submit poems written in English

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To ensure proper attribution and protect your copyright we encourage, but don't require, the use of your full name when publishing your poems online.

Your Information

Remember: The better your Introduction, the more people will read your poem.

Introduce Your Poem

One sentence Heading for your poem. (15 - 50 Characters)

Between 45 - 500 Characters

Your Poem

Please follow these guidelines or your poem will not be reviewed.
  • You must be the Author of poems you submit here. Do not submit poems that are not yours. It is a violation of Copyright Law.
  • Use the enter key to create new lines. Do not submit a paragraph.
  • Spell Check your poem before you submit it.
  • Use 1 blank line in between Stanzas
  • Do not repeat the poem title or your name within the Poem.

Between 45 - 3000 Characters (Licensed as © All Rights Reserved)

Terms & Conditions
  • By submitting this poem, I am affirming that I have written the poem, it is my own original work and has not been copied or plagiarized.
  • I grant Family Friend Poems non-exclusive publishing rights to publish my poem, I retain the copyright.
  • I understand and consent that my poem may be published always as my original work and under my own copyright by Family Friend Poems however we see fit including but not limited to distributing it in any format on any of our websites, through email, RSS feeds, Mobile Apps or any of our affiliated Social Media platforms.
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