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#DearNative Youth Poetry Contest

We’re teaming up with the Survival of First Voices Festival for a #DearNative Youth Poetry Contest!

Deadline: June 1, 2015

TWO (2) Age Groups:

Middle school/High school (ages 11-18) & College (ages 18-24).

First Place for both age groups: Published in Fall Issue of As/Us Journal Fall Issue!

Prompts on flyer & e-mail submissions to:


*writing prompts provided by Cafe Cultura*

Writing Prompts: You can submit up to 4 poems. Choose one and write a poem…

  • focused on your community (actual vs potential; your vision for it; your relationship to it), connecting abstract ideas to concrete objects.
  • describing how you can be a leader in your community (how does a person become a good leader, what qualities can you develop to be one, etc.)
  • in the form of a message or letter to your future or past self.
  • detailing the person you see in the mirror (how you see yourself in 5-10 years).
  • remembering something or someone you lost.
  • about living in a world that doesn’t yet exist (ideal world).
  • addressing a particular social justice issue (immigration, stereotypes, sacred sites, sexism, racism, wealth gap, climate change).
  • pointing out a problem you see in society, among your peers, or in your community (make sure to offer a solution).

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