We are doing our Annual Teen Poetry Contest again this year! We are always excited to celebrate Poetry Month and can’t wait to read all the teen submissions. Here are some of the details about the contest:

Submit your entry from April 1 – 30 at any Richmond Public Library branch, or via email to teenblog@yourlibrary.ca

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Age Categories:
    • Group 1: 12-15 years old
    • Group 2: 16-18 years old
  2. Any format of poem is acceptable.
  3. Length: No longer than one single-spaced typed page
  4. Must be an original work


Groups 1 & 2:

  1. 1st Place – $25 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
  2. 2nd Place – $10 gift certificate to Richmond Centre

Judging Criteria
Creativity, clarity, originality, and the literary merit or message of the poem

* RPL reserves the right to disqualify any offensive and/or inappropriate submission

Rules and Regulations for RPL’s Teen Poetry Contest