This year’s poetry contest was quite a success! The theme was “Favorite Fictional Character in Literature,” and we received more than 400 poems from students in grades K–12 that demonstrate their poetic genius and creativity.
You can view our online collection of participants and see the fantastic submissions we received this year.
If you submitted a poem, you can download your certificate of participation, print it, personalize it by filling in your poet’s name, and pin it somewhere in your home to encourage more writing.
The winners have been chosen, and we would like to congratulate the following students:
First Place, Reilly O., IDVA, A Girl Named Little Bo Peep
Second Place,Annabelle B., Hoosier Academies, I Am Dorothy
Third Place, Ike H., OVCA, Blackbeard
Second Place, Isaiah L., MNVA, My Favorite Characters of Literature
Third Place, Abigail L., CPA, American Girl Kit Kittredge
First Place, Micah C., CAVA @ San Diego, Annie
Second Place, Ariana M., iCademy, Puss in Boots
Third Place, Juliana B., Oregon School District Online, My Friend Pooh Bear
First Place, Airis Y., Academy of Arts and Sciences, Best Friends/Charlotte’s Web
Second Place, Ela R., CAVA @ San Joaquin, The Quidditch Game
First Place, Kenseth P., UTVA, Rafe Series by James Patterson
Third Place, Sanskriti A., WAVA, Mister Sun
First Place, Sulana S., CAVA @ Los Angeles, Who Is This?
Second Place, John T., K12 Independent Courses, Taran from The Book of Three
Third Place, Malachi W., OHVA, Sam Gamgee
First Place, Nazira D., Hoosier Academies, Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Second Place, Layla K., PAVCS, An Ode to Ginger My Love/Black Beauty
Third Place, Noah J., WAVA – Omak, The Woman with a Sword: Eowyn
First Place, Alexandria T., K12 Independent Courses, Alice in Wonderland
Second Place, Zuhayr H., TXVA, Longbottom
Third Place, Keezya M., MVCA, I AM SAKURA HARUNO
First Place, Makiah B., CASC, Oliver Twist
Second Place, Emma H., COVA, Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings; by J. R. R. Tolkien
Third Place, Christopher A., CAVA @ San Mateo, The Dark Night
First Place, Brianna D., MGLVA, What Will Become? / Katarina Bishop (Heist Society)
Second Place, Roniya R., Highlands Virtual Instruction Program, Little Mermaid
Third Place, Eiman S., Agora, Not All Villains are a Villain/ Maleficent
Second Place, Delaney G., Insight School of Washington, Thomas from “The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”
Third Place, Kailynn V., LAVCA, Cinderella in Armor
First Place, Kiara K., Insight School of Ohio, Fictional Heroes / Beauty and the Beast
Second Place, Jesseca S., Insight School of Oklahoma, Elizabeth Bennet From Pride and Prejudice
Third Place, Hailey B., CAVA @ San Diego, Scout Finch- To Kill a Mockingbird
First Place, Makara B., K12 Independent Courses, Harry Potter
Second Place, Anisah M., GCA, Ponyboy Curtis
Third Place, Isabelle D., CAVA @ San Mateo, Percy Jackson
Thank you for celebrating poetry with us this year. We look forward to reading your submissions for next year’s poetry contest.