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NHPI Month
Poetry Contest

Celebrate Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage month with our youth poetry contest! Submit your original poems and share your unique voice with the world. Let's honor our culture and traditions through the power of poetry.

NHPI Poetry Contest

Washington State NHPI Youth Poetry Contest

The NHPI Youth Poetry Contest is an excellent opportunity for high school youth aged 14-18 to showcase their original poetry. With five prize categories (1st-5th place with the top prize being  $300), this contest is a chance to express yourself creatively and showcase the artistry of our Pacific Islander Youth.


Don't miss this chance to share your voice and participate in the NHPI Youth Poetry Contest. The top prize winner will be filmed reading their original work and posted to YouTube and in newsletters. Please email submissions to, and a registration form must be included. Parent/guardian permission is required.

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  • The poem must be an original work by the person entering the contest.

  • The poet must be between the ages of 14-18.

  • All poets must live in Washington State or attend a Washington State high school.

  • All entries must be received by May 17th, 2024.

  • Only one entry per poet.

  • Electronic submissions are preferred.

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