2nd Annual YOUNG Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards

May 09, 2022

2nd Annual YOUNG Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards

Call for Entries Opens May 31 and due October 31, 2022 (HALLOWEEN!)

Innovative contest invites Maryland high schoolers to join in the fun!

Baltimore, MD – In 1833, Edgar Allan Poe submitted a short story to The Baltimore Saturday Visiter publication and won the competition which helped to launch his career. In celebration of the famous writer’s life, Poe Baltimore and the Baltimore National Heritage Area are holding the 2nd Annual YOUNG Saturday ‘Visiter” Awards (YSVAs), open to Maryland High School Students (grade 9 - 12 or equivalent during the 2022-23 school year). The prizes will honor student media, art, performance, and writing that adapts or is inspired by Poe’s life and works. Submission deadline is October 31, 2022 (HALLOWEEN!), and there is no fee to enter. Visit for details.

Judges for the YSVAs include:

  • · Shauntee Daniels, executive director, Baltimore National Heritage Area
  • · Maya Wilson, educator, Baltimore City Schools and Baltimore National Heritage Area
  • · Michael Coleman, board member, Poe Baltimore

Up to three nominees in each category will be notified by December 1. Students and families will be invited to a special ceremony set to take place on January 19, 2023, Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday at Westminster Hall & Burying Ground, where Poe is buried. There will be one winner announced in each category and prize medals awarded.

ABOUT POE BALTIMORE Baltimore is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to fund, maintain and interpret The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and to celebrate the legacy of one of Baltimore’s most famous residents. The organization is dedicated to maintaining the museum as a vibrant experience for the thousands of visitors who come from around the world each year, and as part of a broader mission of city-wide events and educational opportunities celebrating Poe’s legacy in Baltimore and beyond.


The mission of the Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) a 501(c)(3) is dedicated to promoting, preserving, and enhancing Baltimore's historic and cultural legacy and natural resources for current and future generations. BNHA is one of 13 certified heritage areas in Maryland and one of 55 Congressionally designated national heritage areas across the country.