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2024 Youth Poetry Contest

Author
Hannah Wimberley
Article Date
March 21, 2024

Young writers are invited to participate in the Spring 2024 Poetry Contest to celebrate National Poetry Month! We invite all young writers (grades 2nd -12th) in the community to submit an original work of poetry. Submissions will be judged in grade specific divisions and division winners will receive a prize.

The Submission Window is April 1st through April 11th. The winners will be announced on April 19th. 

Happy Writing!

Enter all  submissions here: https://forms.gle/mTt8cBY5okfLXv5D6

Submission Guidelines for the Spring 2024 Youth Poetry Contest:

All Submissions must meet all guidelines to be considered by our Review Board.

  • Entrants must submit their stories through the provided Google Form during the submission window. (We will not accept submissions via email or in hard copy. Any submissions received outside the submission window will not be accepted.)
  • Submissions must be uploaded in .pdf or .doc or .docx format.
  • Entrants must title their uploaded document with their name, age division, and work title.  (Ex: John Doe, High School, The Fairy Friend)
  • Submissions must include a title page with the title of the work, and the grade division of the entrant.
  • The content of the submission may not be excessively profane, vulgar, or explicit.
  • Submissions must not contain personal identification information.
  • Only one submission per entrant is permitted.
  • All Submissions must be an original work by only one author.

     By submitting to the Spring 2024 Arlington Public Library Youth Poetry Contest, entrants agree to abide by all submission guidelines and submit to the decisions made by the review board as it concerns naming winners, determination of submission fitness, and prize allocation. 

     The Arlington Public Library is not responsible for technical errors that result in failed submissions.