Poetry Contest

The Paterson Student Poetry Contest

The Paterson Student Poetry Contest

Each year the Paterson student poetry contest opens in the Fall for students grade 1 – 12 in Paterson. A professional poet judges the poems and selects winners in the 1st and 2nd prize as well as Honorable Mention recipients. 

1st prize winners receive a check in the amount of $50, 2nd prize winners receive a check in the amount of $25. Each prize category is awarded a certificate and is invited to read their poem at the annual poetry awards ceremony. 

Each year the Paterson student poetry contest opens in the Fall for students grade 1 – 12 in Paterson. A professional poet judges the poems and selects winners in the 1st and 2nd prize as well as Honorable Mention recipients. 

1st prize winners receive a check in the amount of $50, 2nd prize winners receive a check in the amount of $25. Each prize category is awarded a certificate and is invited to read their poem at the annual poetry awards ceremony. 

The 2023 Paterson student poetry contest is officially open for submissions! The deadline for entering is February 24, 2023. 

2023 Contest

The 2023 Paterson student poetry contest is officially open for submissions! The deadline for entering is February 24, 2023. 

The TAPP awards ceremony has been taking place for decades. Travel back in time and view footage from previous years!

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If you’re interested in poetry workshops, theater performances, or have general questions, please reach out and a member of our staff will respond shortly. 

Get involved with our programs

If you’re interested in poetry workshops, theater performances, or have general questions, please reach out and a member of our staff will respond shortly. 

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