The IRA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award is given every three years to a promising new poet of children’s poetry (for children and young adults up to grade 12) who has published no more than two books of children’s poetry. A book-length single poem maybe submitted. The award is for published works only. Poetry in any language may be submitted; non-English poetry must be accompanied by an English translation.
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The next award will be Spring 2016—will open for submission in May 2015.