Lafayette youth in grades K- 8th may submit poems written in Spanish or English.
View the LYPP Poster in Spanish.
View the LYPP Poster in English
High School Students may submit to the Adult category. Open to Lafayette residents and students, cash prizes will be awarded for winning poems in each Spanish and each English category: 1st place $50; 2nd place $25; and 3rd place $10. All styles, themes, and lengths are welcome.
For complete information and entry form: EnglishSpanish
Free to enter the contest! Free event – poetry reading and awards ceremony. The community is invited to hear the finalists read their poetry at the:
2017 Youth Poetry Prize Reading
April 29, 2017; 2:00 PM
THE COLLECTIVE~ Community Arts Center
201 N. Public Road
Michael Adams was a founding board member of ARTS!Lafayette and longtime member and chair of Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission as well as a talented poet. He had a passion for poetry, the arts and community. He was an intelligent, thoughtful and guiding force for many. He had a huge heart and was a stellar volunteer. He lost his life to cancer in September 2013; this contest is named in his honor.