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.