Youth Poet Laureate




The Youth Poet Laureate program appoints a youth from the age of 13-19 every year to represent Baltimore on a local and national platform. Every February, City Hall hosts 12 creative, honest and powerful youth voices to compete for the title of Baltimore's appointed Youth Poet Laureate. The Youth Poet Laureate will be responsible for being a youth ambassador of Baltimore's art and culture community as they speak, share, and build locally and nationally. The YPL will receive a $500 cash prize, a national book deal, an opportunity to represent Baltimore internationally, have their photo and poems placed in the window of the Enoch Pratt Library and will perform on a local Enoch Pratt Library Tour that will bring this powerful experience to the community.