Beverly Hopkins Poetry Contest for High School Students

Congratulations to our 2020 Finalists!

Amina Aser, Parkway West High School
My Lost Art Project

Matthew Broder, St. Louis Priory School
Worrying

Kaia Chelgreen, Kirkwood High School
After the Notes

Charlize Chiu, Parkway West High School
Family

Josephine Dalton, St. Dominic High School
Behind a Smile

Brendan Davis, Parkway South High School
Peeling an Orange

Rowan Elliott, Gateway Science Academy
Adagio

Meaghan Fleming, St. Dominic High School
This Time, We’re Fighting Back

Adam Figueras, St. Louis Priory School
If a Girl Kept All Her Kings in the Back Row

Isaac Higo, St. Louis Priory School
Eras Within My Sketchbook

Maxwell Juhas, Belleville West High School
Solve for X

Makiah Larkins, Parkway South High School
Subi

Jennifer Li, Marquette High School
Pink

Connor Macdonald, St. Louis Priory School
Between the Neon A

Antigone Chambers Reed, Home-schooled
Lessons from NOLA

Grace Schnapp, Parkway South High School
Small Happenings in a Small Day

Rachel Slocum, Notre Dame High School
Forms of Water

Rachel Solverud, Nerinx Hall High School
The Comma

Michael Tu, John Burroughs School
The Summer We Went Flying

Er Yan, Webster Groves High School
Insomnia


SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED

Submissions for SLPC’s 2020 Hopkins High School Poetry Contest are now closed. The contest will reopen for submissions on Dec. 1, 2020.

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.

2020 Contest Judge: Jericho Brown

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
3301 Washington Ave. 2D
St. Louis, MO 63103


EMAIL & POSTMARK DEADLINE:  March 1, 2020

Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

FIRST PLACE
Megan McGhee, Kirkwood High School
Oldest Moon

SECOND PLACE
Ann Zhang, John Burroughs School
Doomsday: The Asian Superstore

THIRD PLACE
Rachel Lyu, St. Louis University High School
Untitled (The World After Wine)

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Christina Giudici, Nerinx Hall High School
Rocket Science

Sarah Corrigan, Visitation Academy
Through the Cracks

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