In 2006, PLWP received a grant from the Rural Sites Network to hold a youth poetry contest. Launched at High School Writing Day, the project sought place-based poetry submissions from area students. A panel of local poets was formed to judged the entries. Timothy Weeks, a ninth-grade home schooled student from Savannah, won the contest for his poem, “Blessed Man.” Weeks, his mother, and project coordinator Rebecca Dierking traveled to Washington, DC for a poetry reading at the Library of Congress. A celebration was also held at the St. Joseph Public Library, where the top ten young poets and the panel of judging poets read their works. An e-anthology and chap book were also published and distributed. Copies of the chap book are available in the PLWP office.