IPR Annual Poetry Award is an inaugural annual award by Indian Poetry Review. The winning poems and 50 shortlisted poems feature in the IPR Poetry Award Anthology

First Prize- 21000 INR

Second Prize- 11000 INR

Third Prize- 5100 INR


Send only one poem of 20-70 lines. Longer poem is also accepted.


The Prize is open to all local and international poets living anywhere in the world writing in English or Hindi aged 16 and over. No other language.

The poem which is published, self-published on any website, blog or online forum, broadcast is eligible to enter.

If your entry has been long-listed or shortlisted in other competitions, and provided it has not won a prize or been published, it is eligible.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed.

Send a poem on any topic or theme and in any form-Free verse or metered or prose poetry

You can enter as many time as you want, but each time you need to pay the reading fees.

Please include a brief cover letter with your publication history. Your name should not appear on document. You don't need to be a published author to win a prize. The entries are read blind. So the judges don't know about you until they have selected the winners.

Contest closes on November 30, 2020.

The winners and shortlisted poems will be announced on December 26,2020

How to Enter

Process- 1

Entry Fee-  350 INR or 10 USD

1.First pay Entry Fee by clicking on the button.

2. Email ONLY one poem as MS Word doc  with your name,bio and Payment Receipt Number to   - indianpoetryreview@gmail.com

Poets Living in India - 350 INR 

Click on Enter Now button 

Poets living out of India - 10 USD

Click on Buy Now button 




It will cost only 73 INR or 0.99 USD


Here is what you have to do-


We have published a poetry collection"One Heart -Many Breaks" by Sandeep Kumar Mishra


1. Click on "Amazon.in or Amazon.com" link. 

2.Buy a kindle edition of the book.

3. Write a good review on amazon (2 lines or 20 lines. its up to you)


4. Email your POEM for the award as MS Word Doc to- indianpoetryreview@gmail.com

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