Poetry contest

Open High School Poetry Contest | Webster Kirkwood Times

The St. Louis Poetry Center is accepting entries for the annual Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest. This year’s judge is poet and educator Srikanth Reddy.

The deadline for submission is March 1. Winners receive cash prizes — $225 for first place, $125 for second, and $75 for third — and publication on the Poetry Center website.

No entry fee is required. Poets must be high school students living within 100 miles of St. Louis. Entrants may submit up to three poems in Word or PDF format. Poems already published in a high school publication may be submitted. Authors must include their name on each poem.

Attach a separate document with the author’s name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, high school, level, teacher’s name (if the teacher encouraged or attributed the poems) and the titles of the poems.

Mail entries to the St. Louis Poetry Center, High School Poetry Contest, 3301 Washington Ave. 2D, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entrants may also email their entries to hopkins.contest@stlouispoetrycenter.org. Attach the poems and author information as Word or PDF documents.

For more information, visit stlouispoetrycenter.org/contest/hopkins-contest or contact Robert Lowes at robertlowes1@gmail.com.