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The 7th Grade Poetry Foundation sponsors poetry writing contests that are FREE to any school that wishes to participate. 7GPencourages poetry writing and gives students a chance todevelop talents that they might not even know they have.

Every participating school selects its own winner and that winner will be published in an anthology of all winning poems that will be placed on the shelves of their local public library.

Winning poets will be united for a filmed poetry reading event and awards ceremony at a prominent venue (to be determined) in April, 2014, during National Poetry Month. At this event, all winners will read their poems for a film that will air on YouTube and at Awards will be presented to winning students by leaders of the community.

  • Each participating school includes every 7th grade student in the contest
  • The poems can be written in any style on any theme in any length.
  • We encourage students to express and share their emotions, thoughts and feelings through the creative power of poetry.


Join us in this FREE opportunity to get the students' voices out there and celebrate young poet laureates!

Great Prizes for Winners

  • $25.00 cash prize
  • Published in an anthology of all winning poems donated to the student, local public library, school library and Poets House in NYC
  • Recognition at awards event held during National Poetry Month. Event held in your region when at least 20 schools in your region participate in the contest.
  • A film clip of each winning student reading their winning poem, featured on YouTube and