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SCCLD Teen Poetry Contest 2019

SCCLD Teen Poetry Contest 2019


  • 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 that are 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 an entry form at the library or online.
  • The last day to submit your entries is April 30th, 2019.
  • The online submission form may distort the format of your poem. If the format is integral, please turn in your poem at the library.
  • Poems will be judged by grade level, original content, style, vocabulary, and creative expression.
  • Attach the completed entry form to your poem before submitting it for the contest (If submitting paper form).  Poems without the form will not be considered.


  • Winners will receive a $50.00 gift card.
  • The winning poem will be entered into a national contest held by VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) in December and possibly published nationally.
  • Winners will be contacted by phone or email by May 31st, 2019.
  • You must pick up your prize by June 30th, 2019.

SCCLD Teen Poetry Contest Online Entry Form

Phone number OR email required for prize eligibility.

Please submit poem as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

*By submitting this poem you are giving the library permission to post your poem on our website and in print.

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