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Teen Council Poetry Contest

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The Teen Council Poetry Contest is a creative outlet for students to express their voice about
their community. Through poetry, participants have the opportunity to portray their views,
opinions, and experiences as a student growing up and living in San Ramon. Their new,
developing viewpoints will be able to illustrate life in the community as it is understood among
San Ramon youth.

Categories and Rules:
Students should write their poem to answer the prompt that is based on their age category. Poems
should not exceed 2 pages, 8.5’’ x 11’’. They should be persuasive, informative, and artistic.
Entries must be turned in an online application available at


• For students in 6th grade to 8th grade: Speak about your favorite place or memory in San Ramon during Spring or Summer. 
• For students in 9th grade to 12th grade: How has San Ramon shaped you to be the person you are today?

Winners will get the opportunity to present their poem at the Arts & Wind Festival. Poetry will
also be posted on the City of San Ramon’s Teen Website, There will also be a
monetary reward in form of a gift certificate.

Student Eligibility and Judging:
Participants must be in 6th grade — 12th grade. Students must be attending a SRVUSD school or
residing in San Ramon in order to take part in the competition. Participants can submit up to 2
pieces. The Arts Advisory Committee and San Ramon Poet Laureate may comprise the panel to
judge the poems. There will be two categories, High School and Middle School.

The Teen Council Poetry Contest will take place two times each school year.
Poems can be submitted at through April 19, 2019 at 5pm.

Use of Copyrighted Material:
Participants must make sure that all pieces submitted to the Teen Council Poetry Contest are
entirely their own. Use of copyrighted material is not acceptable in any submission. Public
places, well-known products, trademarks, or certain other copyrighted material must be included
if they do not try to establish an association between the applicant and the trademarked material
or promote the purchase/non-purchase of a trademarked good.
Teen Council Poetry Contest

Complete the form below and submit your poetry entry. Create a folder labeled with your name on the google drive link below to upload your entry. 

Upload your poetry entry: 


Student Name:   

Student Phone Number:     

Student Email 

Parent Email:     

Home Address:   

City:    Zip Code: 

School:    Grade: 

Title of Artwork: 

Artist Statement: Explanation/Description of poem and how it pertains to the prompt. (250 word limit)

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