Teen Poetry Contest

2021 Teen Poetry Contest

Welcome to the 15th Annual SCCLD Poetry Contest!

We invite teens to create up to three poems and send them to us.

ENTRY RULES:

  • One winner from each library will be chosen in the following categories: Grades 6-8 (Middle School), Grades 9-12 (High School)
  • Submit up to three original poems, no longer than 30 lines.
  • All poems must be printed neatly or typed. Make sure it is legible.
  • Submitted poems will not be returned.
  • Poems may be submitted with the online form below or contact your Teen Librarian to submit a paper entry form.
  • Last day to submit your entry is April 30, 2021.
  • Poems will be judged by grade level, original content, style, vocabulary, and creative expression.
  • Winners will receive a $50.00 gift card and the hardcover 15 years of the Teen Poetry Contest Book.
  • Winners will be contacted by phone or email by May 30, 2021.
  • Prize distribution will be arranged with your Teen Services Librarian.

Teen Poetry Contest Entry Form

* indicates a required field
  • Name * Required
  • Phone number OR email required for prize eligibility.
  • Please submit poem as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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