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Teen Poetry Contest Begins
Monday, April 01, 2019

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Teen Librarian is holding a poetry contest open to Springfield residents in grade 6-12.


  1. Individuals can only submit 1 poem each. No multiple submissions.
  2. No collaborative or co-authored works (i.e., 1 poem = 1 writer).
  3. All poetic forms accepted. Ex: haiku, free verse, acrostic, erasure, sestina, sonnet, etc.
  4. Poems cannot contain inappropriate language or content.
  5. Poems must be your own original work. Plagiarism will result in disqualification.
  6. Poems should be submitted to Ms. Alice, the Teen Librarian, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the form of a PDF file. No Word files, please.
  7. Submissions should include your full name, your contact information, the poetic form used, your current grade level, and school name.
  8. Submissions will be accepted from Monday, April 1 to Friday, April 26. Late submissions will not be accepted.


1st Place: $15 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

2nd Place: $10 Dunkin' Donuts Gift Card