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Posted on: February 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Call for entries for Online Youth Poetry Contest

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Deadline extended!  Online poetry contest!

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to announce a call for entries to the 2020 Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize. The contest is open to English and Spanish poems by Lafayette students.  All entries are due April 6, 2020, at 5:00 pm.  The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. $340 will be given out in prize money.

Submit poems with the entry form OR be sure to include the student name, age, grade, school, and contact information.

The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize is open to youth (K – 8th  grade) living in or attending school in Lafayette.   The youth entries will be divided into three age categories, with a Spanish Language and English division at each age level.  Cash prizes will be awarded at each level.  All styles, themes and lengths are welcome. 

The poetry reading and awards has been cancelled in concern for public health and safety.  Awards will be mailed to students.  The contest will still happen!

Entries may be mailed The Collective or emailed to arts@cityoflafayette.com. Entry forms and additional info may be found at www.cityoflafayette.com/LYPP  Teachers wishing to submit sets of poems must follow the guidelines provided. 

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