Kent County — For teens who felt inspired to write poetry after hearing Amanda Gorman read her inspirational poem at the Inauguration or at Super Bowl LV, it’s your time to shine.
This opportunity is open to grade 6-12 students living in Kent County, and those interested can submit up to two poems. All entries will be eligible to win a $50 Meijer gift card.
But wait, there’s more!
Students who submit their work to the contest will be invited to read one of their poems at the 5th Annual Write Michigan Teen Poetry Slam for another chance to win the $50 grand prize. Ten winners each will be chosen from the written and poetry slam contests.
The Teen Slam for grades 6-8 will take place on Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m, while the slam for grades 9-12 will be on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. Both events are virtual. Click here to submit your poems.