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Young Pegasus Poetry Competition

San Antonio's annual poetry contest for children and teens.

Young Pegasus 2018


NOTICE Friday, December 15:  
The online submission form was not working for a brief period this morning. 
The form is open now and will remain open until midnight on Tuesday, December 19.
Our sincere apologies for the problem.

Enter your poem online.


2017 Timeline

  • September 15 through December 15, 2017:  Young Poets can submit their work online or in hard copy at any branch library or via surface mail to the Central Library, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX  78205   ATTN: Young Pegasus.
  • December 16, 2017 through January 4, 2018:  Poetry Packets (arranged by age group) prepared and delivered to the judges.
  • January through Mid February 2018:  Judges read, discuss and debate submitted poems.
  • February 22, 2018:  Judges complete their work and submit list of selected poems to the library.
  • February 22 - 28, 2018:  All selected poems screened for plagiarism. 
  • March 6, 2018:  Letters of congratulations sent to selected poets along with publishing release form.
  • March 27, 2018:  Release forms and editorial corrections due from selected poets.
  • April 2018:  Young Pegasus Anthology prepared for printing and binding. 
  • April 2018:  Invitations to the Young Pegasus Awards Ceremony are mailed to winning poets, judges and local dignitaries.
  • May 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm:  Young Pegasus Awards Ceremony at the Guadalupe Theatre, 1301 Guadalupe Street, 78207.