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Youth Poet Laureate Application
Check back here on December 7th!
Applications for the 2019 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate will be open Friday, December 7th - Monday, February 4th.
To enter the 2019 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate contest, you must:
be an Oakland resident
be between the ages of 13 and 18 as of February 4th, 2019
be available to serve as Laureate for the program year, June 2019 - June 2020: - be living locally through the program year - not be enrolled in college full-time during the program year (Unfortunately, this means most senior high school students are not eligible to apply).
Poems will be judged based on Content, Craft, and Voice. If you are advanced to the Final round, applications will be additionally judged on Leadership and Performance. See Judging Criteria here.