21st Annual Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition

Reading, Awards Ceremony and Celebration of the Publication of the Anthology

High School poetry competition

Each year Poetry Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education present the Santa Cruz County High School Poetry Competition in which high school students in the county are invited to submit up to three poems. This year, the 21st annual competition was held. 360 poems were submitted and three judges selected three prize winners whose authors receive cash awards, seven Honorable mention poems and a total of 51 poems to be published in the annual anthology. The annual reading, awards ceremony, and celebration of the publication of the anthology was held at the County Office of Education on May 22, 2014 starting at 7 p.m. and recorded by Santa Cruz County Community Television.

Congratulation to the winners, honorable mentions and all of the poets whose poems are in the anthology. A big thanks to their teachers and all the teachers who teach poetry and encourage their students to write and submit poems. Congratulations to all the students who wrote and submitted their poems for entering into the process of engaging thought, feeling, language, image, and sound in the making of poetry. Learning is the big prize!