Announcing the Winners of The Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens

Awards Ceremony Location: 533 Eaton Street

The Studios of Key West is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens. Merit awards, certificates, and prizes will be awarded, and participants with winning entries will be publicly recognized at a special ceremony on Saturday, May 7 at 2pm at The Studios of Key West at 533 Eaton Street.

Through funds established by the Jeane and Jessie Porter Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, TSKW is proud to administer a special component of this contest. Jeane Porter was especially committed to encouraging young writers, and supported the Poetry in Schools contest in Monroe County

The judges:

Janelle Barrera taught in the Key West Public Schools and now tutors students. She has published poetry in magazines/journals but her interest now lies in seeing that children are given an opportunity to discover the creative genius within, whether it be through writing or some other genre.

Donna Weinstock was a first-grade teacher for 27 years in Chicago, California, and Gainesville, and Key West.

 

Click to read all the winning childrens' poems

Robert Frost Poetry Contest Winners (age group 6-12)

 

First Place: Gabrielle Pariag (age 12)
Not Enough

Second Place: Madeline Lupi (age 11)
Crying

Third Place: Logan Kirchner (age 12)
Depth


Honorable Mentions: (in no particular order)

Bryn Taylor (age 12)
Struggling

Summer Goodsell (age 7)
A Pizza the Size of the Sun


Cristian Arias (age 12)
Summer is Over

Beth Wilson (age 8)
A Dream

Click to read all the winning teens' poems

Robert Frost Poetry Contest Winners (age group 13-18)

 

First Place: Mandy Thorsen (age 13)
Inspire

Second Place: Sofiya Ogorodnychuk (age 13)
Beauty Through my Eyes

Third Place: Patrick Roesser (age 17)
57 Bel Air

Honorable Mentions: (In no particular order)

Eric Prindle (age 14)
Drift Away

Brendon Roney (age 14)
My Lifestyle

Kaylee Davidson (age 14)
Beautiful, Peculiar Deminsion

Jack Budd (age 13)
The Things I’ve Once Known

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