All Oakland students from kindergarten through grade twelve must be provided the opportunity to participate in competition.
All Entries are to originate from the school site.
Online Registration Required
No coaching by students, parents, or teachers during the individual or group presentations.
Regional Entry Deadline - January 24, 2014 by Midnight
Do you dream in poetry or write rhymes that move people? Have you written at least 3 original poems? Apply to become the City of Oakland “Youth Poet Laureate” for 2014. Poets (age 13-18) who live or attend school in Oakland are invited to apply for this top literary honor. Win a $5000 scholarship, publishing opportunities and join an incredible community of youth writers.
Applications available after February 1. Deadline to apply: Monday April 7, 2014
Learn more about the contest at www.oaklandlibrary.org/youth-poet-laureate
Speaker Series – Special Performance
March 19, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
“Literacy Throughout the Ages”
(actress, writer, advocate)
Each school site is allowed a maximum of 4 entries with no more than two chorals. A choral is a group of 2 or more students. There are (4) categories: Individual Poetry, Original Poetry, Famous Speeches, and Choral Speaking/Dramatic Skit.
Grade level division:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: ALL NON DISTRICT SCHOOLS
(All Charter, Private or Continuing Education Schools Read Carefully)
All schools must be located in Oakland. There is a nominal registration fee of $6.00 per student to cover the cost of the certificates, posters, and awards given to all student participants.
• K-5 / sites A-I: February 13 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
• K-5 / sites J-Z: February 14 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
• 6-12 / all sites: February 21 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Acts Full Gospel Church
Finals Competition Dates:
• K-5 / Saturday, March 22 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Acts Full Gospel
• 6-12 / Sunday, March 23 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Oakland Museum – James Moore Theater