2013 Contest Statistics

 

Overall Statistics – All Categories

Total height of all entries: 10.5 inches.

Total height of all entries: 10.5 inches or 26.67 cm

Number of unique visitors to the poetry contest webpage during the five-month submission period: 12,746

Total number of entries: 1,160

Percentage of unique visitors who actually entered the contest: 9.1%

Countries with most participants (see complete country list at bottom of page): USA (547), Canada (134), Australia (119), United Kingdom (102), India (56), Indonesia (42)

Total number of participating countries: 56

Number of participants who heard about the contest from friends and family: 68 or 5.8%

Number of participants who heard about the contest from a teacher: 137 or 11.8%

Number of participants who found the contest in an online search: 559 or 48.4%

Percentage of participants who hope they will win a prize: 100%

 

Category 1

Total number of entries in Category 1 (ages 18 – 21): 233

Breakdown of Category 1 by age: 42% age 18, 23% age 19, 21% age 20, 14% age 21

Number of Category 1 entries that made it to the second round of judging: 60 or 25.8%

Number of Category 1 entries that made it to the finals: 22

 

Category 2

Total number of entries in Category 2 (ages 15 – 17): 554

Number of Category 2 entries that made it to the second round of judging: 119 or 21.5%

Breakdown of Category 2 by age: 28% age 15, 34% age 16, 38% age 17

Number of Category 2 entries that made it to the finals: 58 

 

Category 3

Total number of entries in Category 3 (ages 12 – 14): 298

Number of Category 3 entries that made it to the second round of judging: 59 or 19.7%

Breakdown of Category 3 by age: 25% age 12, 32% age 13, 43% age 14

Number of Category 3 entries that made it to the finals: 40

 

Category 4

Total number of entries in Category 4 (ages 9 – 11): 75

Number of Category 4 entries that made it to the second round of judging: 29 or 38.6%

Breakdown of Category 4 by age: 25% age 9, 28% age 10, 47% age 11

Number of Category 4 entries that made it to the finals: 16

 

Thank you for entering our first annual international poetry contest for young writers. I look forward to reading your submissions! ~ Laura

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Participating Countries 2013

Top Participating Countries:
USA – 547
Canada – 134
Australia – 119
United Kingdom – 109
India – 56
Indonesia – 42

Countries with 21 – 41 entries:
None

Countries with 11 – 20 entries:
Hong Kong (China)
Malaysia
New Zealand
Philippines

Countries with 5 – 10 entries:
Nigeria
Pakistan
Singapore
South Africa
United Arab Emirates

Countries with 4 or fewer entries:
Bulgaria
Cameroon
China (Mainland)
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Kenya
Kosovo
Latvia
Lithuania
Maldives
Malta
Mexico
Namibia
Netherlands
Nepal
Norway
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
Vietnam

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29 comments on “2013 Contest Statistics

  1. Hi,sorry, I’m kinda confused. Do the finalists receive a certificate or only the top eight?

    • Hi Skye. For the 2014 Poetry Contest the top 8 winners in each category will receive a certificate of achievement with their name and placing on it. Those who make the finals but who are not prize winners will receive a certificate of achievement for making the finals with their name on it. The certificates will be emailed in March. I see you have posted this comment on the 2013 page, make sure you are looking at the correct year’s results.

  2. Sophia

    Wow, where can I even begin? I have been going through a rough couple of days, but the fact that I’m a finalist totally brightened me up! Thank you so much for this, you might’ve saved me. I’m truly grateful for your recognition, and it has given me tons of hope for the future!

  3. abbey

    where are the finalist list on the website it’s already Friday 25th April 2014, 3:40

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Abbey. They will be up by noon Pacific today.

  4. Allyssa

    What time will the winners be announced tomorrow? Thank you :)

    • Laura Thomas

      Before noon Pacific Time.

  5. Joshua Ericson

    Sorry, I’ve read the page properly now and know the answer to my question.

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Joshua. I will be in the UK for the Conference and announcement of the poetry contest winners on May 18th. As soon as I get back to Canada, I will start on the feedback for those who have ordered it. It will probably take about 2 weeks for me to get to everyone.

  6. Allyssa

    Hi Laura! Will the people who’s entries made it to the second round of judging be notified, or will that only be the finalists and overall winners? Thank you :) I appreciate what this website offers those who come here :)

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Allyssa. Only the names of the finalists and winners will be announced and published.

  7. Nuriza Auliatami

    Wow…
    Thank you :)

  8. Nadia

    What does TBA mean?

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Nadia. To be announced. Those numbers will be up very soon. :-)

  9. Pablo

    when will we know who the finalists are.

  10. Jeet

    Please tell us who are the lucky ones who are advanced to the second round.

    Best of luck to all contestants.

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Jeet. Only the names of the finalists and the winners will be announced and published.

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