Poetry contest

Studios hold poetry contest – Key West Florida Weekly

To celebrate National Poetry Month and Robert Frost (1874-1963), Key West Studios will host the annual Poetry Contest for Children and Teens in April. The contest is open to all Monroe County children and teens.

Students are encouraged to submit poems (up to three per student) by May 4. Children ages 6-12 and teens ages 13-18 can mail or drop off their work at Key West Studios, 533 Eaton St. Students can also submit entries by emailing poet@tskw.org. Students must include their name, parent or guardian’s name, phone number, and age with submissions. Poetry can be of any length, based on any topic, and rhymed or not. Teachers can also submit student work.

Prize money is $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place, in each age category.

The Florida Keys have a special connection with Robert Frost, who won four Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry and wintered for many years in the garden cottage at Heritage House in Key West.

With funds created by the Jeane and Jessie Porter Fund of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, the contest for children and teenagers was created in her honor, and nurtures and develops the interest of budding poets and their vital connection with the creativity of the Keys. mind.

Winners will be announced online and recognized at a reception (TBD: online or in person) and public reading in late May.

Info: Michelle Boscamp, michelle@tskw.org, The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St.; 305-296-0458. ¦