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Phyllis Wheatley Poetry Contest 2024

Words of Wheatley Youth Poetry Contest

February 13th - February 27th

Happy Black History Month! 

The Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is proud to announce our Words of Wheatley Youth Poetry Contest!

We invite students aged 13-19 residing in Minneapolis to express their thoughts and feelings inspired by the legacy of Phyllis Wheatley, an African American poet and abolitionist. 

How to Win

To celebrate Black History Month and to honor the woman whom we are named after, please write a poem (100 words or less) on the following theme:

What does Phyllis Wheatley mean to you?

Submission Requirements

  • Written format (100 words or less)

  • Submitted in PDF format in form below

  • Only 1 entry per person

  • All submissions must be made by February 27th, 2024

Contest Groups and Prizes

Poetry Contest

Contest submission form

Please complete this form to enter the Words of Wheatley Youth Poetry Contest

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