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Young Pegasus Poetry Competition

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

Young Pegasus 2021

Please check back for details about the
2021 Young Pegasus
Poetry Competition.

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2020 Selection notifications

Congratulations Young Pegasus Winner! If your 2020 poem submission was selected, you received an email from 210 Teen Library with a DocuSign form. The form was sent to the email address provided by the poet or teacher. Please complete the form to give permission to publish your poem.


About the Young Pegasus Competition

For more than 90 years, the San Antonio Public Library has celebrated the talents of the city’s young writers with the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition. Open to poets 18 and under, the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition invites poets to submit their work, which is then reviewed by a panel of independent judges. The judges do not select a set number of winners. Instead, any poem submitted that is deemed worthy of publication is printed in the annual Young Pegasus Anthology.

Selected poets are invited to attend an awards ceremony in the spring where they receive an award certificate and a copy of the year's anthology in which their work appears. The selected poems are read aloud during the ceremony, either by the poets themselves or a member of the judging panel.

For additional information on the Young Pegasus Competition, please contact:

Jennifer Velasquez, Coordinator of Teen Services


Cresencia Huff, Coordinator of Children's Services