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.
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:
Please Note: Ordered photographs will be mailed directly to the address provided. If you did not provide an address on the order form please call: (510) 326-5078.
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
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.
Dates: April 9, 10, 11
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
OUSD Education Center
4551 Steele St. Portable H
(Important Note: Chorals must be
by one designated person)