2023 Children and Young Adult Poetry Contest


We received 65 poems from enthusiastic poets ages six 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:  What’s In a Book by Elisabeth Hutter
Second Place: Work it Up by Vanderbilt Mason
Third Place: Basketball by Harry Trotta

Ages 9-12
First Place: Hope is Alright by Gigi Bridbord Vollen
Second Place: Something You Cannot Hold in Hand by Avery Massaro
Third Place Tie:

Home by Lillian Reuben
Brick Walls by Analise Braddock

High School Poets
First Place: Teenaged Winters by Rachel Agnello
Second Place: Ed’s Tale by Ciaran MacMahon
Third Place: Theme for English 2 by Leah Scharf
Honorable Mention:  Singed Ribbons by Tinsley Valenti