Youth

GPS YOUTH POETRY CONTEST: 

The Margery Carlson Prize is awarded annually by the Georgia Poetry Society for poetic achievement by students in grades 1-5.

The Marel Brown Prize is a two-tier contest with prizes awarded annually by the Georgia Poetry Society for poetic achievement by students grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

Eligibility

Any student in grades 1-12 enrolled in a Georgia public or private school or home-schooled at a permanent Georgia address. Students served by learning centers must submit through the school in which they are enrolled.

Poem must be student’s original and unpublished work. Teachers should ensure that works are not plagiarized.

Fees

There are no entry fees for this contest.

Rules:  click here

Entry Form: click here

2018 Youth Contest Winners: click here

POETRY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM:

Invite a poet into your classroom!

Georgia Poetry Society offers free poetry readings and workshops in public and private schools (and to home schoolers) throughout the state.

Meeting a real live poet can be a rewarding experience for students; being able to ask questions about writing poetry is often enough to get a student started writing, and not just poetry!

Volunteers from Georgia Poetry Society conduct these workshops. We work with students from Pre-K through 12th Grade and we try to ensure each poet matches your grade level. We offer the following, and are happy to work with you to meet your requests:

  • Reading and discussing poetry (our own and other poets)
  • Creative writing workshops for students and teachers
  • Talking about the creative process and assisting in writing sessions

Also check out our poetry contests for students!

SCHEDULE A SESSION

For information, or to schedule a poet, please contact Paul Samuels at PaulSamuels1@gmail.com

In the Columbus, Georgia, area, contact Hilde Holmes at oma@mchsi.com