2022 Student Poetry Showcase

Welcome to the Second Annual Virginia War Memorial foundation Student Poetry Showcase. Virginia students (K-12) are invited to respond to the prompt “What it means to be free.” Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis through the end of April 2022, National Poetry Month.

Add your submission here

Click on each student’s name to read the submission:

Sophia B., 7th Grade, Chesapeake

Fallon F., 4th Grade, Henrico County

Isabella P., 6th Grade, Chesterfield County

Jadyn P., 11th Grade Patrick County

Zyonna S., 11th Grade, Dinwiddie County


The Virginia War Memorial is proud to offer our poetry showcase as part of a suite of creative programs for students throughout the year, including the Armed Forces Day Art Contest and the Veterans Day Essay Contest.

CLICK HERE to enter this year’s Armed Forces Day Art Contest and view artwork from 2021.

CLICK HERE to learn more about our Veterans Day Essay Contest and read the winning essays from the 2021.