Even though things are a little different right now at RPL, we are happy to announce that 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 of your submissions. Here are some of the details about the contest:
Feeling creative? Want a way to express your feelings about what’s going on in your life? Write a poem and submit your entry to us between April 1 – 30. Please email your poem to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, age and grade.
Group 1: 12-15 years old
Group 2: 16-18 years old
Any format of poem is acceptable.
Length: No longer than one single-spaced typed page
Must be an original work
Groups 1 & 2:
1st Place – $35 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
2nd Place – $15 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
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Annual Teen Poetry Contest 2019!
Group 1 1st Place: For Humanity’s Shake by Inshal K. 2nd Place: To Reverse Hate by Noreen C.
Group 2: 1st Place: How Could You by Grace M. 2nd Place: A Red Rose by Tina T.
This year’s submissions were so great and it was really hard to choose just four poems. Thank you to everyone who submitted their poems this year and look for our Teen Poetry Contest next year in April 2020.
Don’t forget to submit your poem to the Richmond Public Library by April 30th! Some beautiful poems have already been submitted to us, so make sure your poetic voice is heard! Click here for the details of the contest.
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: