This year, for the first time ever, the Academy of American Poets is inviting students in grades 9 through 12 to submit designs for the 2019 National Poetry Month Poster Contest, which will be judged by award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye and renowned graphic designer Debbie Millman.
The guidelines and eligibility requirements for the 2019 National Poetry Month Poster Contest are now available on Poets.org. (Please note that all submitted designs must incorporate one of five provided excerpts from poems by U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.)
Submissions will be accepted from September 1 to October 31, 2018. The winning student will be featured on Poets.org and in American Poets magazine and will receive a signed book by Naomi Shihab Nye and a $500 prize. In April 2019, the poster featuring the winning design will be sent to 100,000 libraries, schools, bookstores, and community centers nationwide.
This is an incredible opportunity to have artwork published nationwide and I encourage interested students to submit designs!