April 1-30, 2022
Do you have a way with words?
Milwaukee youth ages 10-18 are encouraged to submit a poem online between April 1 and April 30. Prizes will be awarded to the top two poems in three age categories: 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18.
- Submit one (1) poem online at mpl.org/poetrycontest from April 1-30, 2022.
- Poems can be uploaded as a file or copy and pasted in the text box of the submission form.
- Winners will be announced on mpl.org by the middle of May.
- Must be between 10-18 years old to participate.
- Participants must be Milwaukee County residents to be eligible.
- Entries must be submitted online only.
- All submissions must be original works written by the young adult submitting the entry.
- Each individual may submit one (1) entry total.
- Individuals can only win one (1) prize in this contest.
- Entries may be edited for publication purposes.
Access these helpful tools with your library card:
- Literary Reference Center Plus
- Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
- Gale Presents: Udemy - How To Write Poetry For Teenagers
NOTE: Must be 13 years or older. You will need a Google or Microsoft account to sign in to Udemy. Create an account FIRST here.
Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board. Sponsored by the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.