WHO CAN ENTER? Anyone residing in Montgomery and surrounding counties (Miami, Greene, Warren, Preble) in these age categories: Teen (Grades 7-12) Adult (age 18-59 ) Older Adult (age 60+) Plus we are offering 2 junior categories for the first time ever: Kids (Grades 3-4 & Grades 5-6)
JUDGING: Poems are judged on originality, creativity, impact and adherence to contest rules. Judging is anonymous; each poem is assigned a number. Authors retain copyright to their work.
CASH PRIZES! First Place $100 Second Place $75 Third Place $50 in Teen, Adult, and Older Adult Categories. FIRST PLACE WINNERS will be published in Mock Turtle Zine!
Cash prizes for both junior categories will be First Place $50, Second Place $35, Third Place $25
DROP OFF your poem with entry form at any Dayton Metro Library location.
MAIL your poem and entry form to: Dayton Metro Library Poetry Contest, Julie Buchanan, 120 S. Patterson Blvd. Dayton OH 45402
EMAIL your poem attached as a Word or Text document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include in the body of your email the information listed below: (Do NOT include this information on the poem itself.)
FREE POETRY WORKSHOPS are offered at multiple locations in March and April. Spark your creativity, refresh your poetry writing knowledge, get feedback and more! Join us for any or all.
QUESTIONS? Call the Dayton Metro Library at 937.463.BOOK.