As students who have lived in the Philippines, the political climate in our country is volatile. From the unending “War on Drugs” to political killings and media censorship, the liberty of Filipinos is continually diminishing. However, this issue is not exclusive to the Philippines, and instances of political injustice are evident everywhere. As young writers we can use words to challenge political injustice and propagate change. This scholarship is dedicated to uphold the voices of the unheard, and to seek the truth in times of repression.


There will be THREE winners among ten finalists who will receive cash awards

All ten finalists will be featured in the Woolgathering Young Voices Anthology.

1st Place: $200.00 

2nd Place: $40.00

3rd Place: $10.00

How to Submit: 

All poets under 22 years old are eligible for this competition. 

Enter 1-3 UNPUBLISHED poems in .pdf or .docx format

1 poem per page, 40 lines maximum per poem, 12 point Times New Roman or  Arial. Please remove all identifying information, as we will read submissions blind.   

Please use this google form to submit your entry:

Deadline: September 1st, 2022 

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