Salinas Youth Poet Laureate 2024

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We are looking for the next Salinas Youth Poet Laureate!

Salinas Public Library will accept submissions from young poets, ages 13-19, from March 15, 2024 to May 1, 2024. 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 2024-2025, 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 May 1, 2024 (New submission date)

To complete your online application and submit your text and video, go to the submission form.

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