Wolfner Library's Teen Poetry Contest

Wolfner Library's

Teen Poetry Contest text and a black quill with ravens flying out of the feather

Wolfner Library is hosts a teen poetry contest for patrons age 13 to 18 annually. The submission period begins October 15th. 

The final day to submit poems is December 12th

Three winners will be chosen and have their poems published in Wolfner Library’s Spring Newsletter.

Thanks to the Friends of Wolfner Library, there will also be first, second and third place prizes:


First Place: Mac Book Air

Second and Third Place: iPad with Bluetooth keyboard


Teen Poetry Contest Submission Guidelines:

  • Must be written by a Wolfner Library patron between the ages of 13 and 18
  • Signed release form is required
  • Patron may submit more than one poem, but would only be able to win once
  • Poem(s) should be original work by the participant
  • Poem(s) may not contain any of the following:
    • Violence
    • Strong Language
    • Sexual Content

Submit typed, hand written, or brailled poem and completed release form to:

Wolfner Library            

C/O Youth Librarian

600 W Main St

PO BOX 387

Jefferson City, MO 65102

or scan typed or hand written poem and email* to: wolfner@sos.mo.gov 

*Subject line must state: 2018/19 TEEN POETRY CONTEST