Teen Poetry Contest 2018

Naperville Public Library invites teens in Grades 6-12 to submit their unpublished poems to the Teen Poetry Contest.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Poem can be on any subject and in any form.
  • One poem may be submitted per applicant.
  • The poem should not exceed fifty lines.
  • Contest is open to students in Grades 6-12 who either have a Naperville Public Library card or attend school in Naperville (including Districts 203 & 204).
  • The deadline for entries is Monday, April 30, 2018 at midnight.
  • Winners will be announced at the end of May 2018 and will be awarded in three divisions: Grade 6, Grades 7 & 8, and Grades 9-12.
  • Each winner will be given a gift certificate to an area bookstore. Entries will be featured on the library’s website.

ENTER ONLINE beginning Sunday, April 1.

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2017 Teen Poetry Contest Winning Poems

Thank you to all of our entrants this year! Our judges certainly had their work cut out for them.


2016 Teen Poetry Contest Winning Poems