Posted by: montclairlibrary | February 28, 2013

Youth Poet Laureate Contest

Oakland’s Second Annual Youth Poet Laureate Contest is on! Teens ages 13-18 who live or attend school in Oakland can apply to be the city’s new Youth Poet Laureate.

The contest is sponsored by Oakland Public Library and Youth Speaks. The contest winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship and gain invaluable experience and exposure through public speaking engagements and publishing and media opportunities.

Last year’s winner, Oakland’s first Youth Poet Laureate Stephanie Yun, is a graduate of Montclair Elementary, Montera and Skyline.

The entry deadline is Friday, April 19. For more details and info on how to apply, see the OPL website or the Youth Speaks website.

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