Beverly Hopkins Poetry Contest for High School Students

Congratulations to our 2019 Finalists!

Madeline Burns, Parkway West High School
February, in a White Nissan Versa

Justin Collins, Gateway Science Academy
Configurations
Juxtaposition

Sarah Corrigan, Visitation Academy
Through the Cracks

Summer Davis, Pattonville High School
Where I’m From

Devon Eldarrat, Kirkwood High School
Untitled

Rowan Elliott, Gateway Science Academy
The Stagnant Thinker

Andee Erickson, Mascoutah High School
Rows

Sofia Erlin, Clayton High School
Scar
Alone


Kurt Fabregas, Parkway South High School
Constellations

Christina Giudici, Nerinx Hall High School
Rocket Science

Aspen Hildebrand, Northwest High School
Untitled

Keaton Ibendahl, Nerinx Hall High School
Outside Voice

Kavya Jain, Marquette High School
My Parents Met Through a Newspaper Ad

Rachel Lyu, St. Louis University High School
The World After Wine
The Other World
The Distance


Erin McCart, St. Charles West High School
World of Glass

Megan McGhee, Kirkwood High School
Rings
Oldest Moon


Darryl Muldrow, Griscom High School
Untitled

Halit Ozkaya, Gateway Science Academy
Ode to the Heart

Elora Robeck, Rockwood Summit High School
Seven Letter Love

Julia Wolff,  Crossroads College Preparatory School
Guitar

Ann Zhang, John Burroughs School
Doomsday: The Asian Superstore
My Birds


First Prize: $225
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $75

Winning poems will be published in St. Louis Poetry Center’s annual chapbook, of which prize winners receive a free copy.

2019 Contest Judge: Naomi Shihab Nye

Submissions Open:
December 1 – March 1

Entry Fee:
None

GUIDELINES:
  • Open to all high school students in the St. Louis metro area living within a 100-mile radius of St. Louis
  • Submit up to 3 typed poems per entry, any form and length
  • No manuscripts will be returned
  • Poems previously published in high school publications are allowed, but award-winning poems are not eligible
  • Include name (no pen name required) and email address on each poem
  • Enclose a cover sheet that includes: name, address, phone number, email address, high school, grade, teacher’s name (if she/he/they encouraged or assigned the poems), and the titles of the poems submitted
  • Contest results will be announced in May

Prize winners and honorable mentions are invited to read their poems at St. Louis Poetry Center’s annual Poetry Concert.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Email* entries to:
[email protected]

*If submitting entries by email, attach cover sheet & poems as separate Word or PDF documents.


Mail entries to:
St. Louis Poetry Center
Hopkins High School Poetry Contest
PO Box 300167
St. Louis, MO 63130


EMAIL & POSTMARK DEADLINE:  March 1, 2019