2017 Teen Poetry Contest

SCCLD Teen Poetry Contest 2017



  • 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 an entry form at the library or using the online form below. Last day to submit your entry is April 30, 2017.
  • 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.
  • 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 30, 2017.
  • Attach completed entry form before submitting it for the contest. Poems without the form will not be considered.
  • You must pick up your prize by June 30, 2017.


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