Teen Poetry Contest

Open to teens in grades 6-12 living in Kent County, Michigan

Attention aspiring poets: Enter your work into the Write Michigan Teen Poetry Contest!

The contest, organized by Kent District Library in Kent County, offers 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 5th 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: To be announced

Write Michigan Teen Poetry Slam

Spring 2020 (date to be announced)
Kentwood Branch, Kent District Library
4950 Breton SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

Contest Guidelines

  • Contest is open to Kent County residents in grades 6-12.
  • Poems must be submitted online only.
  • A maximum of two poems per person can be submitted.
  • Submitting a poem automatically makes you eligible to participate in the poetry slam.
  • 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 Teens 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.