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Teen Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

Do you have a way with words? Milwaukee youth ages 10-18 are encouraged to submit a poem with an entry form to compete in this year’s Poetry Contest!

Submit up to two poems online between April 1 and April 30, 2016.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three poems in three age categories: 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18. Winners will be announced at the Teen Poetry Slam at Villard Square on Monday, May 16, 6-7:30 p.m. and may be published on the MPL web page and Facebook pages!

Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board. Sponsored by the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.


1st Place: $50 Gift Card 2nd Place: $25 Gift Card 3rd Place: $15 Gift Card

Contest Rules

Must be between 10-18 years of age to participate. Participants must be Milwaukee County residents to be eligible. Individuals can only win one prize in this contest. Entries must be typed and submitted online only. All submissions must be original works written by the young adult submitting the entry. Each individual may submit up to two entries. Entries may be edited for publication purposes.


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