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 is April 10, 2020. 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 will be awarded to winners in each school grade category. The grand prize winner also will receive a new iPad. Winning poems will be presented in a special ceremony at the Menlo Park City Council at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Entry form and rules will be released on March 13, 2020.

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

Read the winning poems from 2019

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