Attention aspiring poets: KDL is hosting the Write Michigan Teen Poetry Contest!
This year features two chances to win prizes. Submit up to two poems for a chance to win a $50 Meijer gift card. Then, read one of your poems at our 4th Annual Write Michigan Teen Poetry Slam for another chance to win! You must submit a written work to be eligible for the teen poetry slam.
This programming is sponsored in part through the generous gifts of community donors.
Submission deadline: April 1, 2019
Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at the Kentwood Branch
- Contest is open to Kent County residents in grades 6-12.
- Poems must be submitted between Feb. 1, 2019 and April 1, 2019 online only.
- A maximum of two poems can be submitted.
- Submitting a poem automatically makes you eligible to partcipate in the teen poetry slam on April 25.
- All poems must be your own original work.
- Submissions become the property of Kent District Library and will not be returned. Please be sure to make a copy for yourself.
- Winning entries will appear on the KDL website's Teen Page. KDL reserves the right to correct minor spelling and grammatical errors.
- Twenty winners (10 in the juried contest and 10 in the teen poetry slam) will each receive a $50 Meijer gift card.
- Winners will be announced at the Write Michigan Teen Poetry Slam.
Write Michigan Teen Poetry Conference and Workshop (Registration required)
Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kentwood Branch