Winners’ Ceremony of the 2020 Robert Frost Poetry Contest

The Studios of Key West is pleased to announce the 2020 winners’ ceremony of the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Kids 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, June 20 at 1pm via a live Zoom Webinar.

Through funds established by the Jeane and Jessie Porter Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, The Studios 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 judge:

Flower Conroy’s first full-length manuscript, “Snake Breaking Medusa Disorder” was chosen as the National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ Stevens Manuscript Contest winner. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and the Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in numerous journals including American Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Vinyl, Gargoyle and others. She was the 2017 Poet Laureate of Key West. Her wearable art assemblages—including bras, hats, shoes, purses and jewelry—have raised thousands of dollars for local charities.

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


First Place: Vida Pereira (age 12)

Second Place: Alikhan Magauiya (age 6)
Super Hero

Third Place: 
Jasmine Vega-Gomez (age 12)
The Blue Butterfly

Honorable Mentions: (in no particular order)

Molly McKnight (age 12)
I’m Only Human

Elena Maria Pichardo (age 12)
From A Boy, Her Background, and The Outcome

Kayla Michelle Richie (age 8)

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


First Place: Gabriella Ramsingh (age 13)

Second Place: Madeline Lupi (age 15)
Who said felines can’t fly?

Third Place: Amalia Strunk (age 14)

Honorable Mentions: (in no particular order)

Lily Kaufman (age 13)
Waves & More and Hope

Sia Singh (age 13)

Kai Guth (age 13)

The Studios of Key West