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Poetry Contest Entries Due Today!

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Program Type:

Poetry & Writing

Age Group:

Children, Tweens, Teens, Adults
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Program Description

Event Details

Unleash your creativity and join our annual poetry contest! The theme this year is… Dreams & Dragons. Submit your poem by April 1 for a chance to win great prizes. This contest is open to all ages, and winners will receive cash prizes sponsored by our wonderful Friends of the Library

Winners will be announced at the Poetry Coffeehouse, Friday, April 26, 2024, at 6:30 pm.

There are categories for both youth and adult poets!

How to enter: Submit your poem online using the form below or hand in your poem in person to a Maitland Public Library staff member [starting March 1].

The deadline for submission is April 1, at 11:59 PM.

Contest Rules

The poem must be:

  • Original: An original piece, of your own authorship.
  • Thematic: Ensure it fits this year’s theme, “Dreams & Dragons.”
  • 1 page or less: Poetry length of no more than one page.
  • Typed: Handwritten poems will not be accepted.
  • In a 12-point font: Pick a single, legible font, e.g. Calibri, Times New Roman, Georgia, etc.
  • At least 1″ margins: Ensure your document has a margin setting of at least 1 inch.
  • 1 entry per person
  • Maitland Public Library staff, board members, and their households are welcome to enter, however they are ineligible to place.
  • Graphic elements such as clip art and original drawings will not be printed or included in the poetry contest booklet.




Contact details: If you are turning in your poem in person, include the following on a SEPARATE piece of paper:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • School and Grade (if applicable)