Eligibility: NJ students grade 9-12
• Inclusion of five poems in the National Youth Poet Laureate Program Northeast Region Anthology
• Entry into the National Regional Contest, the winner of which receives a “book deal,” an anthology of their work.
• Consideration for the National Youth Poet Laureate Award
• A New Jersey Governor’s Award
• A special performance of the New Jersey Youth Poet Laureate winners.
• Additional opportunities to perform throughout the year as ambassadors of the NJ Youth Poet Laureate Program.
• Works of poetry, rap, and spoken word.
• 5 poems, including a poem on the theme: “Mind Your Elders,” about senior citizens.
• Creative Writing News: blogs.newarka.edu/creativewritingclass/
• Ms. James at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Writers’ Theatre of New Jersey: wtnj.org/nj-youth-poet-laureate