Pandora Poetry Contest

View the 2018 Winning Poems


Submission Guidelines

Do you have talented poets in your classroom?
Your students could get their poem(s) published and
win a gift certificate prize!

The annual Pandora Poetry Contest is open to all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Sponsored by the Manitoba Association of Teachers of English, the contest awards book gift certificates in the following denominations: $60 for 1st place, $40 for 2nd place, and $30 for 3rd place. Prizes will be given in six grade-level categories:

Grades K – 2
Grades 3 & 4
Grades 5 & 6
Grades 7 & 8
Grades 9 & 10
Grades 11 & 12

Deadline for submissions is March 22, 2019.

Winners will be notified in June by letter to sponsoring teachers at their school addresses. Winning poems will also be published on the MATE website (

For more information contact Pamela Lockman,
Contest Administrator at:

Download Submission Guidelines and Judging Criteria