The Palm Beach Poetry Festival applauds the inners of the 2018 High School Poetry Contest!

First Place goes to Sophia Upshaw, Junior at Wellington High School, for ‘Here Lies the Girl in the Wildflowers’

Four Runners-Up include Katherine Oung from Dreyfoos School of the Art, and Jannard Jackson, Lindy Lichtman and Julie Petit Frere, all  from Wellington High School

Our first place winner was awarded a $200 prize. The four runners-up were each awarded a $100 prize.

All five winning high school poets read their poems at the Festival’s Award Ceremony on Monday, January 15 where they each had the opportunity to meet and have their pictures taken with our eight faculty poets.

The poems were chosen by our distinguished judge, Dr. Jeff Morgan, Chairman, Department of English, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida.

Read the winning poems in our 2018 High School Poetry Award Program.