EventsTeen Poetry Contest

Teen Poetry Contest

April 25, 2019


Help celebrate National Poetry Month by submitting your original poem for your chance to win a Richmond Centre gift card. 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Group 1: 12-15 years old
  • Group 2: 16-18 years old
  • Any format of poem is acceptable
  • Length: No longer than one single-spaced typed page, Must be an original work

Judging Criteria:

Creativity, clarity, originality, and the literary merit or message of the poem

Prizes (for Groups 1 & 2):

  • 1st Place - $25 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
  • 2nd Place - $10 gift certificate to Richmond Centre

Submit your entry to any Richmond Public Library branch throughout the month of April, or via email to For more info and full contest rules, visit

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