Calling All Poets Grades 9 to 12

Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, of Ryerss Museum and Library is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Ryerss Youth Poetry Contest. Twelve area high schools were invited to participate last year and this year fourteen high schools have been invited to participate. Students at all Philadelphia area high schools are invited to participate. First place winners in each grade will receive a $50.00 gift card from The Friends of Ryerss.  Participating students will be required to visit the Ryerss Museum and Library or Burholme Park and write a poem if so inspired. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2015. Winning students will read their poem at a special event at Ryerss on April 4, 2015 in celebration of National Poetry Month.   See the flyer below.

2015 - Flyer for poetry contest final