Youth Poet Laureate Application

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Applications for the 2018 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate will be open Friday December 1, 2017 to Monday February 5th, 2018!

To enter the 2018 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate contest, you must:

  • be an Oakland resident
  • be between the ages of 13 and 18 as of February 5th, 2018
  • be available to serve as Laureate for the program year,  June 2018 - June 2019:
            - 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 ContentCraft, and Voice. If you are advanced to the Final round, applications will be additionally judged on Leadership and Performance.   See Judging Criteria here.

Helpful Links:

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  oaklandpoets@gmail.com

  https://www.facebook.com/YouthPoetLaureate
  http://oaklandlibrary/youthpoets
  http://oaklandlibrary/yplbooking