Winners Will Receive Cash Awards

LAS VEGAS – Aug. 27, 2019 – The 2019 Las Vegas Book Festival will honor young poets through the Spark! Poetry Writing and Recitation Competition Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The annual festival is free and open to all ages.

      Clark County high school students are invited to compete by completing a registration form by Tuesday, Oct. 1. Participating students will be asked to present three original poems to be judged by a panel of poets, authors, educators and other community members; the top three highest-scoring students will receive cash awards of $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.

     For updates and more information, visit or contact Maryjane Dorofachuk at 702-486-3738 or [email protected]