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We’d like to congratulate this year’s New Jersey Youth Poet Laureates:

North Jersey – Jeffrey Liao, a sophomore at Livingston High School

Central Jersey – Annie Li, a senior at Montgomery High School

South Jersey – Vivian Lu, a junior at Cherry Hill High School East.


Submissions for this year’s New Jersey Youth Poet Laureate contest closed as of the contest deadline, December 1, 2017.  Keep checking back for details on next year’s contest!

NJYPL | What It Is

NJYPL | Program

NJYPL | Awards

NJYPL | Eligibility

NJYPL | Timeline

NJYPL | Get Involved

NJYPL | Submission Preparation

NJYPL | The “Mind Your Elders” Poem

NJYPL | Submission Form

NJYPL | The Panel

Laureate Poems | Judge's Choice Poems | Poems of Place

Other Opportunities for Student Writers and Performers