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2024 Poetry Contest Winners






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Rules and Directions


  • Open to all Segerstrom High School students, grades 9-12


  • To enter the contest, each entrant must write an original poem that reflects on the prompt:
    • Write a creative poem focused on a common idiom
    • Your poem must:
      • Use your selected idiom as your title, or
      • Use the idiom in your poem
  • Entries must: be:
    • Typed using Times New Roman or Arial and 12-size font
    • Titled
    • 30 lines of poetry or less
  • Do not write your name on the poem document. Include only your student ID and grade level.
  • Only one poem can be entered into the contest.
  • No AI-generated poems will be accepted.
  • Poems with vulgar, offensive, or profane language will be disqualified.
  • All poems will be submitted to ZeroGPT and, plagiarism prevention websites. It is essential that each entry must be your own original work and cannot contain previously published and/or copyrighted material. If the judging panel discovers at any time that an entry contained previously published, copyrighted, or AI-generated material, your poem will be immediately disqualified.



  • Submit your poem (upload your poem) using this Google Form:  



  • One (1) poem will be selected as the 1st place winner and named Poet Laureate.
  • Additionally, there will be 2nd and 3rd place winners.
  • See below to view the prizes you can win if your poem is selected.



  • Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Creativity
    • Use of language
    • Elements of poetry
    • Originality
    • Organization and overall impact


  • Named Poet Laureate of Segerstrom
  • The 1st place poem will be published on Segerstrom News website
  • Receive spirit wear from the Jag store
  • Receive a gift card


  • Both 2nd and 3rd place poems will be published on Segerstrom News website
  • Receive spirit wear from the Jag store
  • Receive a gift card



  • If you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to email any questions to [email protected].

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