Voices Above the Notch Young Poets’ Contest Announced

The Frost Place is excited to announce the Voices above the Notch Young Poets’ Contest for 2020. Children and young adults who either attend school or are homeschooled in the North Country of New Hampshire can participate in one of three age groups. Students’ teachers/parents are responsible for submitting original work for consideration to The Frost Place by March 1, 2020.

Theme:  Your life, your place, your poems–your home has a rich poetic tradition. Add your voice to the chorus.


Finalists and runners-up for each level will be notified in writing after March 25th through their sponsoring adult via email, at which time permissions to use and publish will be forwarded for students and their parents to complete and return. The winning poems will be submitted to local news media/ newspapers during April to celebrate National Poetry Month. The finalists and runners-up will be invited to share their poems at our Early Frost celebration on May 20th in the Henry Holt Barn.

Prizes for finalists and runners-up will be bookstore gift certificates, printed broadsides for the young poets to sign, and copies of a Frost book.

Grade level groupings:

  • Grades 5-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • Grades 9-12

We are pleased to announce that this year’s judge will be Dawn Potter, Director of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching.
For more information, please visit the contest page on our website, or email us directly at museum@frostplace.org.


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