Doylestown and surrounding area in search of High School Poet of the Year

February 7, 2013 by  

Bucks County Community College, located in Newtown, near Doylestown, has announced the annual High School Poet of the Year competition.

The college is accepting submissions from high-school students in grades 10 through 12. Students should attend a high school in Bucks County or be homeschooled and live in the area.

The winning poet receives $300 and a proclamation from the Bucks County Commissioners and is also invited to read poems at the award reception in April at the campus of Bucks County Community College. Runners-up are also invited to read at the reception. The poems of the winning poet and one poem from each person who enters are to be published in the third volume of ‘Writes of Passage’ – an anthology that will be handed out at the reception. Doylestown printing services could be made use of to produce the poetry anthology.

Doylestown had a good showing in last year’s contest. Although the winner in 2012, Stina Stannick, hailed from Buckingham, two of the three runners-up came from Doylestown. Second runner-up Dana Lapides was a senior at Central Bucks West and third runner-up Meghan Jucszak was a junior at Central Bucks East. Abigail Wang, from Chalfont, was the first runner-up last year.

Submissions for this year’s contest are accepted until March 8. Student poets should submit three poems and the entry form, either by mail or in person. Entries should be delivered to the Department of Language and Literature at Bucks County Community College, Penn Hall 105, 275 Swamp Road.