Menlo Park Youth Poetry Contest

The Menlo Park Youth Poetry Contest celebrates youth literacy and creative expression. Original works of poetry on the theme, “My Community” may be entered for consideration in one of the following school grade categories:

  • Grades 2-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • Grades 9-12

The deadline for entries has passed. Limit one entry per youth/child. Entrants must live or attend school in Menlo Park, California. Entry forms are available at the Menlo Park Main Library at 800 Alma St. and at the Belle Haven Branch Library at 413 Ivy Dr., Menlo Park.

Cash prizes were awarded to winners in each school grade category. The grand prize winner also recevied a new iPad. Winning poems were presented in a special ceremony at the Menlo Park City Council.

Entry form and rules from past years can be found here

Co-sponsored by Menlo Park Library Foundation and City of Menlo Park

Read the winning poems from 2019

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