Salinas Youth Poet Laureate

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Are you the next Salinas Youth Poet Laureate? 
The Salinas Public Library and the City of Salinas are delighted to be selecting a Youth Poet Laureate for 2021.  Share your best and most inspiring original poems with us for an opportunity to become Salinas’ next Laureate.  

  • Open to all Salinas youth ages 13-20 
  • Original poems in all styles and themes are welcome 
  • Winner will receive a $300 Cash Scholarship and a Medal
  • Deadline is March 31, 2021 

To complete your online application and submit your text and video, go to:  Submission Form

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