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Youth and Teen Poetry Competition

March 1 - April 15

The Milwaukee Public Library and the Milwaukee Public Museum will unite their poetry competitions and ask participants to consider the guiding question for Milwaukee’s Field Work project: How do you see the natural world you live in?

Milwaukee youth ages 7-18 are encouraged to submit an original poem to this year’s Poetry Contest online at mpl.org/poetrycontest from March 1 through April 15. Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each age category: 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18.
1st Place Prize: $50 gift card
2nd Place Prize: $25 gift card
3rd Place Prize: $15 gift card
Winners in each category will also receive two free admission passes to the Museum.

 

Contest Rules

Must be age 7-18 to participate in the contest. Participants must be Milwaukee County residents to be eligible. Entries must address the question “How do you see yourself in the natural world?” to be eligible. Individuals can only win one prize in contest. Entries must be submitted online only. All submissions must be original works written by the young person submitting the entry. Each individual can only submit one entry. Entries may be edited for publication purposes.

Details

Start:
March 1
End:
April 15
Website:
https://www.mpm.edu/poetry

Organizer

Milwaukee Public Museum
Phone:
4142782728
Website:
https://www.mpm.edu

Venue

Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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Website:
https://www.mpm.edu/

Coming Soon

Community Poetry Walks
October 2018 – June 2019
Participants will explore the natural world around them through a series of three guided neighborhood walks. Led by a poet and a scientist, participants will both learn about the natural environment and reflect through poetry readings. Locations and topics will vary.

Youth and Teen Poetry Competition
April 2019
The Milwaukee Public Library and the Milwaukee Public Museum will unite their poetry competitions and ask participants to consider the guiding question for Milwaukee’s Field Work project: How do you see the natural world you live in?

The city-wide competition welcomes submissions online and in-person from teens through the month of April. The contest culminates with a poetry slam inviting participants to share their poetry.