Open to Monroe County kids & teens only.

Robert Frost Poetry Contest for kids (6-12) and teens (13-18) animation


Kids 6-12

First: “Two Types of Mountains” by Lucy Kiel (age 12)
Second: “Lilac” by Jalynn Barreto (age 12)
Third: “Erasure [Finally! You made it]” by Izabella Rodriguez (age 10)

Honorable Mentions, in alphabetical order
“[I am Osum]” by Gunnar Bartlett (age 6)
“Everything Rhymes” by Caroline Jackson (age 6)
“Dancing Llamas” by Charlotte Jackson (age 7)

Teens 13-18

First: “Allow me to be Perfectly Queer” by Antonio Gomez (age 15)
Second: “Self love, I guess” by Kai Lamontagne (age 13)
Third: “Perseus” by Kieran Smith (age 14)

Honorable Mentions, in alphabetical order
“In Between Moments” by Anonymous
“Self, Reflected” by Neslo Atilla (age 15)
“Has blue always been better than the color brown?” by Samantha Pierre Louis (age 13)

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, and Robert Frost (1874-1963), The Studios is delighted to host the Annual Children and Teen Poetry Contest each year. National Poetry Month is a worldwide celebration that highlights poetry’s vital place in our culture. The Florida Keys have a special connection with Robert Frost, who won four Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry, and wintered many years at the garden cottage of the Heritage House in Key West.

Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony on May 21 at 1pm

Made possible by the Jeane and Jessie Porter Memorial Fund

Six awards per age group!

1st, 2nd & 3rd place with cash prizes

Plus three honorable mentions

First Place $150

Second Place $75

Third Place $50

You can write about nature, time travel, opposites, or anything at all!
Need a little inspiration? Key West Poet Laureate (2017) Flower Conroy offers some creative prompts that will help get the ideas flowing in the video above.

Three cash prizes in two categories! Kids 6-12 & Teens 13-18.

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