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Annual Teen Poetry Contest

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Celebrate Poetry Month with the Annual Teen Poetry Contest! Teens, are you feeling creative? Write a poem and submit your entry between April 1–30. Please email your poem to along with your name, age and grade.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Age Categories:
    • Group 1: 12-15 years old
    • Group 2: 16-18 years old
  2. Any format of poem is acceptable, including any written form, spoken word, music lyrics, and rap.
  3. Length:
    • Written form: No longer than one single-spaced typed page.
    • Spoken word, music lyrics and rap, no longer than 2 minutes in length.
  4. Must be an original work

Please submit your entry via email to along with your name, age and grade.


Groups 1 & 2:

  1. 1st Place – $35 gift certificate to Richmond Centre
  2. 2nd Place – $20 gift certificate to Richmond Centre

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

For full Rules and Regulations, please visit the Teen Hub Blog: RPL’s Annual Teen Poetry Contest 2021

Suitable for:
Literacy, Reading, Writing

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