We are pleased to announce that renowned graphic memoirist and comic book artist Alison Bechdel and former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will judge the 2020 National Poetry Month Poster Contest for Students. The winner of the contest will receive $500 and the winning artwork will be featured on the official April 2020 National Poetry Month poster, which the Academy will distribute to 100,000 libraries, schools, and bookstores nationwide during National Poetry Month.
Submissions to the 2020 National Poetry Month Poster Contest for Students will be accepted online beginning September 1 through October 25, 2019, and the winner will be announced in January 2020. Students living in the United States and in grades 9 through 12 during the 2019–2020 academic year are eligible to submit.