Fibonacci Poetry Competition for Children

Please follow these guidelines to the T, else your entry may be rejected by the judges.

The poem MUST follow the form of a Fibonacci sequence. The number of syllables in each line of the poem needs to be the sum of the previous two lines: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13.

Here’s more information on a Fibonacci poem.

For examples of a Fibonacci poem, check the latest issue of Science Shore magazine.

Age limit: 16 years. Please provide your date of birth with your entry.
Submit only one poem per person.
Deadline: June 15, 2022.
Submit your poem to

The subject of your email should be “Poetry Contest 2022 submission” followed by your name… for example, a submission by Jane XYZ would have the following text in the subject line:
Poetry Contest 2022 submission Jane XYZ
Prizes will be announced in the last issue of 2022.

Criteria for choosing the winning entries:

Content and clarity of presentation of idea
Syllable count
Word choice
Grammatical correctness

The prizes are :

1st place: INR 750/-
2nd place: INR 500/-
3rd place: INR 250/-

Poems of special merit will receive certificates.

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