March 1 - May 1, 2016

The contest is intended for children, teenagers, and adults, worldwide. There will be three categories:

1. Children grades 1-6

2. Children & Young Adults grades 7-12

3. Open (Adults)

When submitting your poem, please use the submission form (coming soon) and include your name, city and country of origin, email address, mailing address where you can be contacted, and your category.

Poems must be in English, and they must be your own work.

Poems may be on any astronomy, night sky, or space-related subject.

Poems may be in any style or form. It is preferred that they be less than 30 lines in length.

The contest winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. 



We are excited to announce the following prizes:

Astrophotographer Wally Pacholka will be donating prints of his amazing work as prizes this year. 

Sky and Telescope will be donating a copy of their book Binocular Highlights.

Bob Eklund is donating his book First Star I see Tonight, a collection of poetry, prose and pictures, that is an unique mix of art and astronomy.

Bob Crelin will be donating a copy of his book Faces of the Moon, and AWB will donate a Moon Gazers Wheel to go with it.

Sydney Observatory is donating a copy of The Australasian Sky Guide by Dr Nick Lomb.

 Milky Way over Organ Pipe Cactus by Wally Pacholka

Milky Way over Organ Pipe Cactus By Wally Pacholka. One of 3 prints you could win in the AstroPoetry Contest.


Share a line of your poem with or without an image onFacebook or  Tweet using #GAM2016 (@gam_awb).

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