This year’s K12 poetry contest revealed a number of talented young poets! The theme was “Hobbies,” and we received more than 400 poems from students in grades K–12 that demonstrate their poetic genius and creativity.
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, Raina T., CVCS, I Live for Prayer
Second Place, Lyric C., WIVA, Bikes and Bubbles
Third Place, Syed Zayd A., WAVA – Omak, Reading, Building Legos, Playing Soccer
First Place, Gloria B., AZVA, Draw All Year
Second Place, Isaiah L., MNVA, Model Railroads
Third Place, Danielle R., KSVA, Birdwatching
First Place, Gabrielle M., GCA, The Pastime of Imagining
Second Place, Ashlyn H., AZVA, Acting, Acting is so much fun!
Third Place, Gioia B., Miami-Dade Online, Racing into Junior Olympics
Second Place, Iris J., OHVA, Photography
Third Place, Liberty C., Hoosier Academies, Writing Poems and Stories
First Place, Javeria A., CAVA @ San Mateo, Is This A Hobby?
Second Place, Damian H., CAVA @ Los Angeles, KARATE: Leaving It All on the Mat
Third Place, Jack A., TXVA, Fishing
Second Place, Savannah J., FLCCA @ Pasco, Roller Coasters
Third Place, Melody S., ALVA @ Eufaula, Basketball
First Place, Aidan F., AZVA, Ode to a Garden
Second Place, Zhoe A., LAVCA, Morning Horseback Ride
Second Place, Aina M., TXVA, Everything
First Place, Laurelle B., IAVA, Hiking Through Creation
Second Place, Madison C., MGLVA, A Passion for Writing
Third Place, Rachel H., MGLVA, Photography
First Place, Julene J., IDVA, I Love Writing Poems
Third Place, Madison A., Insight School of Washington, Soccer, The Passion of Champions
Second Place, Hannah I., OVCA, A Photographer’s View
Third Place, Makayla H., TXVA, Art
First Place, Hailey B., CAVA @ San Diego, Belly Dancing
Second Place, Haley W., Hoosier Academies, Cooking
Thank you for celebrating poetry with us this year and for sharing your favorite hobbies. We look forward to reading your submissions for next year’s poetry contest.