Date: September 21, 2016

Calling all poets, writers, spoken word artists, and emcees! Represent Houston as Youth Poet Laureate!

The Houston Youth Poet Laureate Program aims to identify youth writers and leaders who are committed to civic and community engagement through poetry and performance. This competition is free and open to Houston youth, ages 14-19.

Rules + Process

  • Applicants must reside in Houston, TX.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 14-19 years old by application deadline.
  • Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 11:59pm.
  • A group of esteemed judges will choose five finalists who will take part in an interview on Saturday, October 8. The winner will be showcased at the WITS Gala on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

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