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Children’s & Young Adult Poetry Awards

  • National Council of Teachers of English - NCTE
    The National Council of Teachers of English wishes to recognize and foster excellence in children's poetry by encouraging its publication and by exploring ways to acquaint teachers and children with poetry through such means as publications, programs, and displays. As one means of accomplishing this goal, NCTE established its Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 1977 to honor a living American poet for his or her aggregate work for children ages 3–13.
  • Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award
    The Pennsylvania Center for the Book and the University Librarie are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and two honor award winners.
  • Children's Poet Laureate - Poetry Foundation
    Awarded by the Poetry Foundation for a two-year tenure, the children’s poet laureate aims to raise awareness that children have a natural receptivity to poetry and are its most appreciative audience, especially when poems are written specifically for them.
  • Power Poetry: Write Your Own Life Story
    Power Poetry is the world’s first and largest mobile poetry community for youth. It is a one-of-a-kind place where you can have your voice heard about issues that matter to you. Here you can find your voice and use it to make a difference--in your home, school, community, government and beyond. Because you need To Be Heard. Power Poetry isn’t just about poetry: it is about using poetry as a tool for change and growth. Since this is a mobile community, you can create and share your poetry in endless ways: through your cellphone, laptop, tablet, and anything else with a wifi connection. You can also straight up text by texting "POEM" to 41411. So join in! Start sharing your poetry and help us make Power Poetry truly powerful.