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Teen Poetry Contest

Teen Poetry Contest

2020 Teen Poetry Contest
April 1-30

Do you have a way with words? Milwaukee youth ages 10-18 are encouraged to submit an original poem to this year’s poetry contest.

  • Submit up to two poems online from April 1-30, 2020 (online form will be available on this web page beginning Wednesday, April 1).
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each age category: 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18. Winners will receive a $25 Visa gift card.
  • Stay tuned for more information about the announcement of our winners!


Contest Rules: Must be between 10-18 years to participate. Participants must be Milwaukee County residents to be eligible. Individuals can only win one prize in this contest. Entries must be 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 total. Entries may be edited for publication purposes. Individuals grant permission for their poems to be shared in video or text format.