Poetry Contest for Children

Congratulations to our winners!

We're thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 Poetry Contest for Children. Read their winning entries and get to know our winners in the flipbook below.

Thank you to our contest partners Wellington County Library, and to Jennifer McCready, Assistant Branch Supervisor (Elora) and Sydney March, Assistant Branch Supervisor (Fergus) for their diligent and dedicated work selecting our winners from hundreds of entries.


PRIMARY (Grades 1-3)

Winner: Maia Embuldeniya-Fernando, “Zoom (you're on mute)  “

Cassia Zamora Angelini, “Vacation”        
Roshni Grover, “Nouns”
Ivy Kwiaton, “J'aime la terre”

JUNIOR (Grades 4-6)

Winner: Reeya Gandhi, “The Colour of Heroes”

Marleigh Dolmer, “My Mom Is...”           
Sophie Lin, “The French River”  
Caroline Scholes, “When I Close My Eyes”


Winner: Kate Johns, “A Poem is Like a River”

April Gibson, “I am a Dreamer” 
Alida Kleinhuis, “Ode to Books”
Maddie McCormick, “In the Kitchen” 

Information about our 2022 contests will be available on our website in March 2022.