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April 1 - 30
Up to 3 original poems may be submitted
$50 gift card awarded to winners
Submit poems along with entry forms to the information desk or through our web site by April 30

Two categories:

Middle School (Grades 6-8)
High School (Grades 9-12)

Entry Rules:

  • Submit up to three original poems that are no longer than 30 lines.
  • All poems must be printed neatly or typed. Make sure it is legible.
  • Submitted poems will not be returned.
  • Poems may be submitted with an entry form at the library, or by using the online form.
  • The online submission form may distort the format of your poem. If the format is integral, please turn in your poem at the library.
  • Poems will be judged by grade level, original content, style, vocabulary, and creative expression.
  • The winning poem will be entered into a national contest held by VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) in December and possibly published nationally.
  • Winners will be contacted by phone or email by May 30th, 2018.
  • Attach the completed entry form to your poem before submitting it for the contest.
  • Poems without the form will not be considered.
  • You must pick up your prize by June 30th, 2018.

Phone number OR email required for prize eligibility.

Please submit poem as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf.

*By submitting this poem you are giving the library permission to post your poem on our website and in print.



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