Poetry Contest for Children and Teens

Thank you to all who entered! We're thrilled to welcome Michelle Kadarusman, author of Music for Tigers, to announce the winners of our 2020 contest! Winning entries can be read below. Information about our 2021 contests will be available on our website in February.
 


Poetry Contest for Children

Click on the links below to read our winning poems. Poems with asterisks include a recordings of the winner reading their poem.

Primary (Grades 1-3)

1st: Maia Embuldeniya-Fernando,  "The World of Stay-at-Home" *
2nd: Cassia Zamora Angelini, "Walking Home from School"  *
3rd: Clover Stewart, "A Bee’s World"
Honourable Mention: Claire Anthony, "Dogs"

Junior (Grades 4-6)

1st: Caroline Scholes, "Caroline's Coronavirus Poem"
2nd: Noah Long, "Behind the Fence"
3rd: Jane Allison, "A Perfect Little World"

Intermediate (Grades 7-8)

1st: Hafsah Satia, "They Say They Know Me"
2nd: Dev Pandya, "Rainbows" *
3rd: Maggie Donelly, "Time"*



Poetry Contest for Teens

Click on the links below to read our winning poems. Poems with asterisks include a recordings of the winner reading their poem.

Junior High (Grades 9-10)

1st: Zara Rahman, "What a Name Holds"
2nd: Cindy Cao, "Simple Gifts"*
3rd: Exsanguine Hart, "The World is a Clock, but Clocks can be Out of Time"*

Senior High (Grades 11-12)

1st: Todd Conrod, "The Masque of Tyranny: A Mock Epic"
2nd: Sadie Bell, "This is Me Wishing my Collars Were Attached to Shirts"
3rd: Aluki Chupik-Hall, "the man and the fox"