The Gabriela Mistral DC Youth Poetry Contest

The In Series is proud to announce our upcoming Eighth Annual  Finding Gabriela D.C. Youth Bi-lingual Poetry Contest, which honors the memory of Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral. Students in the D.C. metropolitan area ages 11 to 23 are invited to submit poems—in English, Spanish, or both. April is National Poetry Month, as well as the month in which Gabriela Mistral was born. Information regarding entry and submission deadlines will be posted by February 1st 2017. See Submission Information and Guidelines below.

“…Hincho mi corazón para que entre como cascada ardiente el universo…”
“…I open my heart so the Universe can enter it like a cataract of fire…”

The Finding Gabriela D.C. Youth Bi-lingual Poetry Contest celebrates the unique experience and passion of young poets and their ability to give voice to the challenges we all face.

2016 Poetry Contest Winners (left), 2016 Poetry Contest Contestants (above)