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.


  • 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.
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