Poetry Contest

Submit your work for the chance to receive a prize!

Contest Period

April 15-26. Winners will be announced on Instagram in May 2019.


April 26.

Rules and Eligibility

The contest is open to current La Roche students.

  • Students should follow @larocheuniv on Instagram.
  • 20 lines maximum per poem.
  • Each student may enter 1-2 poems.
  • You may submit poetry that has been or will be published in Nuances, La Roche’s literary journal.
  • Students may write on any subject they choose.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the student.

How to Submit

Send your poem via direct message on Instagram.


Faculty from the La Roche English Department will select a first, second and third-place winner. Winners will receive faculty feedback with their prizes.


First Place

A gift basket valued at $160 and the winning poem published in the 2019 spring/summer issue of Connected, the La Roche magazine.

Second Place

A $50 Amazon gift card.

Third Place

A $25 Starbucks gift card.

Terms and Conditions

This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. By entering, you confirm that you are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.