Teen Poetry Contest 2017

Naperville Public Library invites teens in Grades 6-12 to submit their unpublished poems to the Teen Poetry Contest.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Poem can be on any subject and in any form.
  2. One poem may be submitted per applicant.
  3. Contest is open to students in Grades 6-12 who either have a Naperville Public Library card or attend school in Naperville (including Districts 203 & 204).
  4. The deadline for entries is Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9:00 pm.
  5. Please keep a copy of your poem; entries will not be returned.
  6. Winners will be announced at the end of May 2017 and will be awarded in three divisions: Grade 6, Grades 7 & 8, and Grades 9-12.
  7. Each winner will be given a gift certificate to an area bookstore. Entries will be featured on the library’s website.

Entry form

For more information, call (630) 961-4100 ext. 6329.

2016 Teen Poetry Contest Winning Poems

High School (Grades 9-12)

7th & 8th Grade

6th Grade