by Stephanie C. Main Library
This summer, The City Library hosted it's first Teen Poetry Contest. Students entering grades 9-12 were invited to ponder the contest theme "Wonder In All Its Forms" and submit a poem under 500 words.
The submission window closed on July 31st and judges, comprised of teachers, librarians, and community poets, met to review each entry and select winners.
Two winning poems and one honorable mention were selected in each category: 9th-10th Grade and 11th-12th Grade. 1st Place winners were awarded $100 and 2nd Place winners were awarded $50.
A celebration was held on Saturday, August 14th via Zoom. Winners read their poems to a live audience.
This year's contest winners are:
9th/10th Grade Category
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