A $1,000 grand prize will be offered to the last poet standing in a contest sponsored by Rainbow Fine Arts.
Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by contest director Jack Carroll.
"We love encouraging poets," Carroll said. "We trust this contest will produce exciting results."
The contest is free to enter and open to poets of any age. Fifty prizes totaling more than $5,000 will be awarded.
Entries must be received by Sept. 15, 2010, and may be submitted to Free Poetry Contest, 7308 Heritage Dr., Mt. Vernon, Ind., 47620, or by entering at www.rainbowpoets.com.
Those sending entries should include their name and address on the same page as the poem.
A winner's list will be sent to all entrants.