Salinas Youth Poet Laureate 2022

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We are looking for the next Salinas Youth Poet Laureate!

Throughout the month of April, Salinas Public Library will accept submissions from young poets, ages 13-19. Share your best and most inspiring original poems for a chance to represent Salinas as the Youth Poet Laureate. One person will be selected for the title of Salinas Youth Poet Laureate 2022-23, and they will receive a prize. A Vice Laureate will also be determined. 

  • Open to all Salinas youth ages 13-19
  • Original poems in all styles and themes are welcome
  • Winner will receive a cash scholarship and plaque
  • Deadline is April 30, 2022

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

Please make sure you read all of the information below before submitting.

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