The Skylark Prize
In memory of author John Bennett (1865 - 1956), a founder of the Poetry Society
Postmark Submission Deadline April 1, 2023.
The Skylark Prize: $500. Offered in memory of Mr. John Bennett for a poem written by a student enrolled in any high school English program in South Carolina, for courses English I to English 4 or for English electives. Not to exceed 32 lines, counting the title and all blank lines. The Skylark Prize accepts submissions through postal mail only.
Sponsor: Martha Bennett Stiles and The Poetry Society of South Carolina
Please mail entries to:
Skylark Prize Contest Chairperson
The Poetry Society of South Carolina
P.O. Box 1090
Charleston, SC 29402
If you have questions, contact Ed Gold at email@example.com, and please include "Skylark Contest" in the subject line.
Resources for the Skylark Prize
Below PSSC presents some links to help teachers and students craft prize-winning poems. These guides are so useful, we recommend them at any point in one’s writing life.
Useful links for students and teachers
Sit Down and Write: Poetry Resources
—Thanks to Samantha for sharing this terrific website with us!
Guide to poetry writing and analysis
An on-line magazine for students with poems and books written by teens, including discussions of poems, reviews, and comments
How to write a poem, step-by-step. No kidding.
Kelli Russell Langdon
Thirty terrific prompts for National Poetry Month.
A poem a day for American high school students
Poets.org for educators
Lesson plans, poems to teach, poetry read-a thon.
Glossary, poetry tour, articles for teachers and students, and more.
The Academy of American Poets
Poems for Teens