4th Annual Teen Poetry Contest-2014

This year we had 172 entries spread across the three divisions! Each of our 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will be receiving a gift card to Anderson's Bookshop. Our judges certainly had their work cut out for them and so in addition to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners, they also named a few Honorable Mentions that deserved some recognition!

And now... the winners!!!

High School (Grades 9-12)
1st Place: "We are Here to be Swallowed" by Nysha Chen
2nd Place: "unanswered phone calls" by Meghedi Tamazian   
3rd Place:
"This is Urban Art" by Carmen Crusoe

"The Coming of Ages" by Allie Shultz


 7th & 8th Grade
1st Place: "Peace Tank" by Charlie Hattas
2nd Place: "Peep" by Kailey Beckham
3rd Place: "Clarity" by Emily "Patsy" Gray

"Jack Frost's Kisses" by Sakuni Egodawatte
"Road Trip" by Lauren Guidish
"Lego House" by Tyler Manjarres
"The Beauty Within" by Julie Schum
"You Lost Your Fight for Life" by Sophia Mann
"Roots" by Shlok Sharma
"Fake" by Anne Bugayong
"Wasting my Life Away" by Riley Hill
"Friends?" by Isabel Osorio 


 6th Grade
1st Place:"Poetry" by Grace Andrews
2nd Place: "Patchwork Heart" by Katie Southon
3rd Place: "True Beauty" by Allie Conwell

"You Decide" by Divya Mandala
"An Unwrapped Gift" by Brooke Knapp
"The Rainforest" by Paul Skaluba
"The Race" by Isabella Johnson
"Family" by Michael Jacobson


We'd like to once again to thank our wonderful judges for this year from North Central College: Professor John Madormo (6th grade division), Professor John Stanley (7th & 8th grade division), and Professor Jennifer Jackson (High School division.)


Looking for past winners? Follow the links below to past year' winning poems!

2013 Winners

2012 Winners