The contest is open to Rhode Island students in grades 7-12, with a $500 first prize, a $250 second prize, a $150 third prize, and two $50 honorable mentions. The winners will be chosen by 2022 Youth Poetry Ambassador Lourdes Nicolella and Deputy Ambassador Adi Gamache.
Applicants should submit one poem between March 1st and April 1st.
Winners will be announced on April 15th.
Kate Lentz, Director of Rhode Island Center for the Book
Rhode Island Center for the Book
Salve Regina University
100 Ochre Point Ave
Newport RI, 02840