The Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest

Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest 2024

Poetry creates opportunities for children to explore a variety of topics and emotions through writing, and Pikes Peak Library District’s annual Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest engages 4th and 5th-grade writers. 2024's theme was Lost & Found: Poems of Importance. Young poets reflected on something they had lost or found in the last few years as they worked with poetic devices like imagery, form, meter, and rich vocabulary to create an original poem for a chance to win a prize. This contest continues Jean Ciavonne’s legacy of connecting children with poetry and writing.  



Congratulations to our 2024 winners!

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