2022 Children and Young Adult Poetry Contest


We received 65 poems from enthusiastic poets ages eight to seventeen.  The judges were impressed with the talent many of you showcased and they had a difficult time selecting top picks from the wide variety of poetry.  Winners were announced at our yearly Ice Cream Social, with plenty of friends, family and whipped cream. Below are the winners and a link to the winning poetry.  Well done!

Ages 6-8
First Place:  Forest by Lucia Izzy Fontan
Second Place: I Was Born a Few Minutes Ago by Stella Blair
Third Place: Spring by Reagan Choi

Ages 9-12
First Place: Bird by Luke Sweeney
Second Place: Tots and I by Elliot Perry
Third Place Tie:

Perspective by Sarah Doughty
The Day the Eggs Escaped by Avery Massaro

High School Poets
First Place: It Has To Go by Eleanor Oden
Second Place: Dreaming Earthbound by Jane Saltz
Third Place: People Fascinate Beatrice Blue by Colleen O’Shea