Leonard L. Milberg’53/Leonard Milberg High School Poetry Prize

The Leonard L. Milberg ’53/Leonard Milberg High School Poetry Prize recognizes outstanding work by student writers in the 11th grade in the U.S. or abroad.

Competition Details

Introduction: The Leonard Milberg High School Poetry Prize recognizes outstanding work by student writers in the 11th grade in the U.S. or abroad. Contest judges are poets on the Princeton University Creative Writing faculty, which includes Michael Dickman, Paul Muldoon, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, James Richardson, Tracy K. Smith, Susan Wheeler, Jenny Xie, and Monica Youn. 

Submission Guidelines: Students may submit up to 3 poems. Submissions for the poetry contest be poems that are currently submitted to and/or have won in other contests

Prizes: First Prize – $500, Second Prize – $250, Third Prize – $100

Deadline: Submissions were due by November 27, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. (EST) for the 2022-23 contest. 2023-2024 contest deadline hasn’t been updated. 

Competition Website: For more information about the competition, click here.


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