At WinningWriters.com, you'll find two poetry contests that they sponsor plus three more they assist as follows;
[*]The Wergle Flomp Poetry Contest, Sponsored by Winning Writers.

"We seek the best parody poem that has been sent to a 'vanity poetry contest' as a joke. Cash prizes totaling $1,609.00 will be awarded. Free to enter."

Entries accepted August 15, 2004-April 1, 2005.

2005 Prizes:
First Prize of $1,190.00 and publication on WinningWriters.com
Second Prize of $169.00 and publication on WinningWriters.com
Third Prize of $60.00 and publication on WinningWriters.com
Five honorable mentions will receive $38.00 each and publication on WinningWriters.com.

The winners and honorable mentions will also all receive official Winning Writers polo shirts. (Click the link above for more information).
[*]The War Poetry Contest, Sponsored by Winning Writers.

Here are the guidelines for their annual War Poetry Contest. This contest seeks today's best poems on the theme of war. The submission period for our 2005 contest is November 15, 2004 - May 31, 2005. We will award $3,000 in prizes, up from $2,250 in 2004. Read the 2004 winning entries.

What to Submit:
1-3 original, unpublished poems on the theme of war. Their combined length should not exceed 500 lines.

Prizes:
First Prize, $1,500 cash and publication on WinningWriters.com
Second Prize, $500 cash and publication on WinningWriters.com
Third Prize, $250 cash and publication on WinningWriters.com
Ten Honorable Mentions, $75 cash each

Entry Fee:
$12, payable to Winning Writers.

Deadline:
May 31, 2005. Your entry must be postmarked or submitted online by this date. (Click the link above for more information).
[*]The Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest.

The annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest is sponsored by Tom Howard Books. Any type of original short story, essay or other work of prose is eligible. The submission period is August 1-March 31 each year. Prizes totaling US$2,575 will be awarded. Winning entries will be published. Writers of all nations may enter. Early submissions are encouraged.

The reading fee per entry is US$10. This covers your submission of one short story or prose work of up to 8,000 words. Contestants may submit as many entries as they like. There are no restrictions on style or theme. This page is for online submission and payment by credit card. For submission by mail and payment by check or money order, please click here for mailing instructions.

First prize is US$1,000. Second prize: US$500. Third prize: US$250. There will also be four Publication Royalty Awards of US$150 and three Encouragement Awards of US$75 each. Australian novelist Tom Howard will judge the contest. His decision is final.
[*]The Margaret Reid Poetry Contest.
Welcome to the second annual Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Tom Howard Books. This contest seeks poems in traditional verse forms. First prize is US$1,000. A total of US$2,000 in prizes will be awarded. Winning entries will be published. Writers of all nations may enter. Entries should be submitted online or postmarked by June 30, 2005.

What are traditional verse forms? By traditional verse, we mean poems that use a metrical or formal structure, such as sonnets, ballads, odes, blank verse and haiku.

The winners will be announced here in August. First prize is $1,000. Second prize: $400. Third prize: $200. There will also be four Encouragement Awards of $100 each. All prizewinners will be published in an anthology, and all winners will receive a free copy of the anthology. John H. Reid will judge the contest. The winner of the first contest is Guy Kettelhack of New York City. Read "Weather Report", one of his winning poems.

The reading fee is US$5 for every 25 lines you submit. If you submit a sonnet of 14 lines and a haiku of 3 lines, totaling 17 lines, the fee would be $5. If you submit two villanelles of 19 lines each, totaling 38 lines, the fee would be $10. Exclude your poem titles and any blank lines from your line count. There is no limit on the number of lines or number of poems you may submit. There are no limits on theme. All submissions must be in English.
[*]The Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest.
Welcome to the third annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Tom Howard Books. The deadline is September 30, 2005. Early submission is encouraged. First prize is $1,000. A total of $2,000 in prizes will be awarded. Winning entries will be published. Writers of all nations may enter.

The reading fee is US$5 for every 25 lines you submit. If you submit a sonnet of 14 lines and a haiku of 3 lines, totaling 17 lines, the fee would be $5. If you submit three poems of 15 lines each, totaling 45 lines, the fee would be $10. Exclude your poem titles and any blank lines from your line count. There is no limit on the number of lines or number of poems you may submit. There are no limits on style or theme.

The winners will be announced here in December 2005. First prize is $1,000. Second prize: $400. Third prize: $200. There will also be four Encouragement Awards of $100 each. All prize winners will be published in an anthology, and Commended Entries may also be published. The top three winners will receive a free copy of the anthology. Australian novelist Tom Howard will judge the contest.

If your entry wins a prize, you agree to its being published in print and online by John H. Reid. You retain all other rights.

Your entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit poems that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the anthology and online publication rights.

These contests are recommended  :pharoah2  :pharoah2  by Mosaic Musings.