Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards 2019
Welcome to the third annual Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards!
Illinois Humanities and the Poetry Foundation are partnering in 2019 to host this year’s Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards.
Here are the basics on this year’s contest:
- The contest was open to young people from Kindergarten through 12th grade across the state of Illinois.
- We received over 260 submissions from students at schools (public, private, home, etc.) or other institutions representing 43 cities and towns and 14 counties in Illinois.
- Contest winners will be notified by July 15, 2019.
- Winners will be honored at an event to take place at the Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St) on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 PM.
The winners have been announced! View the list of 2019 winning poems by grade below:
2019 Winners by Grade
2019 Honorable Mentions by Grade:
Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards 2018
Below is a listing of the winners and honorable mentions, along with a listing of their poems.