2014 Poetry Contest

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This year's theme: Reading

Poems may be humorous or serious but must not exceed 20 lines in length. Poems should deal with the theme “Reading.” Deadline for submission of poems to the Wilmington Memorial Library is Saturday, April 5.

A panel of judges will select winners in the following six categories: Adult, High School, Middle School, and Elementary School Grades 4 & 5, Grades 2 & 3, and Kindergarten & Grade 1.  Winners and honorable mentions will be invited to Poetry Night on Tuesday, April 29, 7 pm. Winners will receive a book of poetry from the Friends of the Library and honorable mentions will receive a gift certificate to the Book Store Next Door.  The winning poems will be published in the local newspaper and posted on the library’s website.

Censorship & banned books
eReaders vs. printed books
Favorite time to read (rainy day, bedtime, etc.)
Favorite genres or authors

Submit your poem online using the form below, or print the form (PDF) and return it to the library by Saturday, April 5th.

Note: your name should only appear on this form, not on the poem.