Now Accepting Poems for The Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens

Now Accepting Poems for The Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens
Deadline: April 12, 2019

Monroe county students are encouraged to submit up to three poems each to the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens by April 12, 2019 Children aged 6-12 and teens aged 13-18 can mail or drop off poems at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street. Students may also email poems to poetry@tskw.org.  Poetry can be any length, based on any subject, and be rhymed or unrhymed. Teachers may also submit work on behalf of their students.

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. Through funds established by the Jeane and Jessie Porter Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, the contest for children and teenagers was created in his honor, and nurtures and develops the interest of budding poets, and their vital connection to the Keys’ creative spirit.

Each submission should include:

  • Student’s name
  • Parent or guardian’s name
  • Phone number
  • Age

Six awards (1st, 2nd & 3rd place & three honorable mentions) will be presented in each age group. Winners will be recognized with cash awards (First Place $150; Second Place $75; Third Place $50) and certificates at a reception and public reading in May at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St.

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