“Words of Youth”

Poetry Competition


We are promoting Imagination and creativity in the youth community.

Youth Potential Academy wants to invite you to show off those writing skills in our “WORDS OF THE YOUTH” Poetry competition.

Each submission will be judged on creativity, originality, and structure.

Although the prize winners will be given a cash prize, all submissions will be curated into a book and published on amazon. All participants will receive a free copy of the book in the fall through email as well.

We want you to do your best!

So, we are hosting a workshop so you are equipped with the tools needed to write a killer poem.

If you are not located in NYC send us your information through our Contact section of this website and we will mail you an eBook that provides tips and tricks on poetry writing and developing your writing voice.

See details of our Poetry Writing Workshop below:

Poetry Writing Workshop

Grand Army Plaza Library

10 Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn, N.Y., 11238


June 29, 2019 and June 30, 2019

Time: 2:30PM - 4:30PM

Hurry Up and Submit Your Entry To: submissions@youthpotential.org

(Please provide contact information within your submissions)

Deadline to Submit Your Work: April 10th – July 10th till 11:59 pm

Don’t Miss a Chance to Win Exciting Prizes and Get Your Submissions Published in the Form of an E Book Whether You Win or Not!

1ST Prize - $100 Prize money and a chance to be interviewed and get featured on the website of Youth Potential Academy!

2ND Prize - $50 Prize money

Honorable Mention - $25 Prize money

Judges Panel:

· Omar Bowens (Director of Youth Potential Academy)

· Latoya Bey (Artist and Blogger)

· Dwayne Walker (Administrative)

Requirements to Participate in the Competition -

  • Only applicants who are between the age of 9-18 are eligible to participate in the poetry competition.

  • Submissions can be submitted through email to submissions@youthpotential.org  (Microsoft Word or PDF File format) or by mailing a hard copy to  P.O. Box #8629 New York, N.Y. 10116

  • Explicit content is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification

  • Once the deadline has passed, no submissions will be considered for entry in the competition

  • By entering the competition you agree to have your submission published through Amazon.

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