The San Antonio Public Library invites poets to enter the 2024 Young Pegasus Poetry Competition, a writing competition for children and teens from preschool through high school, begun by the Library in 1927.
Support creativity, inspire young writers, and make a significant difference in your students' lives by encouraging them to participate in this unique competition.
Entries will be accepted between October 1 and November 30, 2023.
A note about class projects (and those "I am " poems):
Please be aware that if a class project generates poems that have many exact phrases in common, those poems will be considered plagiarized and will be disqualified. We encourage you to submit all poems, in accordance with the competition rules, without regard to subject or content. The Library’s panel of judges will consider all poems that comply with the competition rules.
We'd love to speak to your class!
SAPL Librarians are glad to visit your classroom/ library (in-person, via Zoom or the platform of your choice!) to speak with your students about the program.
A big thank you!
The San Antonio Public Library appreciates your ongoing support of the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition and look forward to working with you and your students this year!
For additional information or to arrange a class visit, please call the Teen Library @ Central at 210-207-2567
Jennifer Velasquez, Coordinator of Teen Services
Cresencia Huff, Coordinator of Children's Services