The Voices Israel Group of Poets

in English

Bar Sagi Prize - Rules and Guidelines

  • The competition is open to Israelis aged 12 to 19 when the poem was written.
  • There is no submission fee.
  • Poets may use their whole name, first name, or a pseudonym. We will not publish any contact information.
  • Poets submit by sending up to three poems, by email, in one file – either in the body of the email, or as an attached Word file – to

  • The parent or guardian’s name and mailing address, and the poet's age when the poems were written, must be
          included somewhere within the document.
  • Poems may be in any style and on any subject, but each must have no more than 41 lines (not including title), and they must be in English.
  • Poems must be previously unpublished. The poets retain sole copyright of their poems.
  • Prizes will be presented by Bar Sagi’s family, and the winning poets will read their poems, at a prize-giving ceremony held by Voices Israel.
  • The winning poems, and Honorable Mention poems if there are any, will be published in the annual Voices Israel anthology. 
  • Upon acceptance, a parent or legal guardian must sign a release allowing us to publish the poem.

Full information about the Bar Sagi Young Poets Prize is on the main Bar Sagi Prize page.