Robert Frost International Poetry Contest for Children and Teens

Media Alert: Children and Teen Poetry Contest
Deadline: March 21

Monroe county students are encouraged to submit poetry entries to the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens by March 17. Children aged 6-12 and teens aged 13-18 are encouraged to mail or drop their poems off at The Studios of Key West, 600 White Street. Students may also submit written works of students by emailing poems to Students should include their name, parent or guardian’s name, phone number and age with submissions.  Poetry can be any length, based on any subject, and be rhymed or unrhymed. Teachers may also submit the work of their students.

Robert Frost (1874-1963) won four Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry, and wintered for many years at the garden cottage of the Heritage House. 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.

Winners will be recognized with cash awards and certificates at a reception and public reading in May.

To submit

Email your poem(s) to

Mail or drop off up to 3 written works to
TSKW- c/o Kids Poetry Contest
600 White Street

Please include your name, parent or guardian’s name,
phone number and your age on the back of each poem.

Mailed entries must be postmarked by March 21.


The Studios of Key West