We are proud to see so many gifted young people writing poetry!
This year we received over 2,500 entries for our 32nd Annual Young Poets Contest. The theme for 2018 was based on Walt’s theme of “Tribute.” A panel of three judges selected approximately 100 winners in 11 Categories designated by grade levels. Of the 11 categories, 6 categories represent individual writers and 5 categories represent class anthologies.
The 6 individual categories each have a Grand Champion winner. We post the Grand Champion’s name and winning poem on our website. Due to privacy constraints, we do not post the other winners’ names.
We congratulate all winners for 2018! We encourage you to participate again next year.
Thank you! Keep Writing!
Category A - Individual Poem - Grades 3 & 4
Laurel Hill School
Category B - Individual Poem - Grades 5 & 6
Saint Ann's School
Category C - Individual Poem - Grades 7 & 8
Grand Avenue Middle School
Mount Sinai Middle School
Category D - Individual Poem - Grades 9 & 10
Sayville High School
Sewanhaka High School
Category E - Individual Poem - Grade 11 & 12
Hall High School
Category F - Individual Anthology 3-12
Mount Sinai High School
Category G - Class Anthology - Grades 3 & 4
Mrs. Shari Zindman / Tribute
Locust Valley Intermediate School
Category H - Class Anthology - Grades 5 & 6
Ms. Linda Lebowitz / Musical Popcorn Eat Poems, Pop By Pop (Inspired by Jimi Hendrix)
Shore Road School
Category I - Class Anthology- Grades 7 & 8
Mrs. Wallace / Tributes to Life’s Treasures, Volume One
Mount Sinai Middle School, Grade 8, Period 3
Mrs. Wallace / Tributes to Life’s Treasures, Volume Two
Mount Sinai Middle School, Grade 8, Period 4
Category J - Class Anthology - Grades 9 & 10
Mrs. April Zabinsky / Our Anthology of Tributes
North Shore Hebrew Academy High School, Grade 9, Period 3
Mr. Kenny / Our Tributes
W.T. Clarke High School, Grade 10, Period 1
Category K - Class Anthology - Grades 11 & 12
Ms. Elyse Bedell / Unspeakably Perfect Miracles
Connetquot High School
Category L - Multi-media Grades 3-12
Mrs. Rand/ Ms. Rubenstein/ “A Child Floats Down a River of Dreams”
JFK Middle School