Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

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The Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to present


(For information about the adult Michael Adams Poetry Prize)
2016 Youth Poetry Prize Reading  
April 30; 2:00 - 3:00
Mary Miller Theater
300 E. Simpson St.
 
Finalists will be selected and invited to read their poems at a free event at the Mary Miller Theater. Winning poems will be announced at the event.  

The 2016 Judges include Ran Huntsberry, Molina Speaks, Susan Simonds, and Martini Balgach.  (For information about the adult Michael Adams Poetry Prize)

View the LYPP Poster in Spanish.
View the
LYPP Poster in English
Youth Poetry Prize will be open to students in grade K-8.  High School Students may submit to the Adult category. Open to Lafayette residents and students, cash prizes will be awarded for winning poems in each category: 1st place $50; 2nd place $25; and 3rd place $10. All styles, themes, and lengths are welcome.
For complete information and entry form:    English    Spanish

Youth Guidelines
  • Poets must live or attend school in Lafayette, Colorado.
  • Entries must be received by Monday, April 11, 2016 at 12:00 noon.
  • Entries are limited to two poems per poet.  An entry form must be attached to each poem submitted.
  • If you are a teacher submitting work on behalf of students, please pre-screen poems and submit no more than five entries per age group for each language.
  • Please be sure to follow the directions on the application form to insure that judging is blind.
  • For complete information and entry form:    English    Spanish

Youth Categories and Prize Money


  • Spanish Language Grades K - 3    1st - $25; 2nd - $20, 3rd - $15
  • Spanish Language Grades 4 - 5    1st - $25; 2nd - $20, 3rd - $15
  • Spanish Language Grades 6 - 8    1st - $25; 2nd - $20, 3rd - $15
  • English Language Grades K - 3     1st - $25; 2nd - $20, 3rd - $15
  • English Language Grades 4 - 5      1st - $25; 2nd - $20, 3rd - $15
  • English Language Grades 6 - 8      1st - $25; 2nd - $20, 3rd - $15
  • Spanish Language Grand Prize    $50
  • English Language Grand Prize     $50
For complete information and entry form:    English    Spanish
  

A note about Michael Adams:

 
Michael Adams was a founding board member of ARTS!Lafayette and longtime member and chair of Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission as well as a talented poet.  He had a passion for poetry, the arts and community. He was an intelligent, thoughtful and guiding force for many. He had a huge heart and was a stellar volunteer. He lost his life to cancer in September 2013; this contest is named in his honor.