Cupertino Poetry Contest

Cupertino Poetry Contest

Calling Poets of All Ages!

Calling Poets of All Ages!

Cupertino’s Poet Laureate David Denny is sponsoring the first ever city-wide poetry contest.


Cash prizes will be awarded and the winning poems will be publicly displayed. Categories include Adult (age 18 and older), Teen (ages 13-17), or Children (ages 6-12).

Entry Guidelines

All entrants must reside, work or attend school in the city of Cupertino. Residency verification is required. Entrants may submit a maximum of 3 poems to the contest. There is no limit on style or subject matter; however, previously published poems will not be considered. There is no contest entry fee.

Submit your poems by mail or in person during business hours to the Cupertino City Hall. Address your 9×12 envelope to:

Cupertino Poet Laureate
Poetry Contest
10300 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014-3255

Please include name, address, email, and phone number with your entry. Also, please specify age category you are entering—Adult, Teen or Children.

The entry deadline is November 30, 2012.

Public awards ceremony is scheduled in December.
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