The Fairfax Parks Poetry Contest will not be held in 2022. We appreciate the community’s support in the past and hope we have inspired others to the joy of poetry and artistic expression.
Fairfax Parks 2021 Poetry Contest
More than 120 students in grades K-8 entered the 2021 Fairfax Parks Student Poetry Contest presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation. The annual contest coincides with National Poetry Month in April. This year’s theme also celebrates 70 Years of Excellence in Fairfax County Parks. Students were asked to write how local parks have made Fairfax County a greener, cleaner, healthier place to live, work and play. In celebration of the Park Authority’s 70th anniversary, winners will also receive a $70 Park Authority gift card, courtesy of the Fairfax County Park Foundation.
Please join us in celebrating our 2021 Fairfax Parks Student Poetry Contest winners with a virtual poetry showcase! View the winning poems and watch the poets read their own poem by clicking on the names below. If you’d like to view all the winners along with introductions by park leaders, scroll down to view the full video showcase under the list of winners.