The three Laureates receive the following

  • 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.
Additional Awards

A special category is announced each year. At least 25 poems will be selected for an online anthology.

The highest scoring individual poems will be presented in “Judge’s Choice,” an online anthology.