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Teen Poetry Contest

Teen Poetry Contest

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 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 by the middle of May.

Contest Rules

  • 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.

Poetry Resources

Access these helpful tools with your library card:

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


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