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GPL Poetry Contest 2017

Third Annual Adult & Teen Poetry Contestpoetry contest

Click here for a GPL Poetry Contest printable brochure!

Poetry Contest Deadline:
Midnight, Friday, March 31, 2017

Adult First Prize –  $100.00            Teen First Prize – $100.00
Adult Second Prize –  $50.00         Teen Second Prize – $50.00

Winners Announced:
April 26, 2017 at the GPL Poetry Celebration — You need not be present to win.

How To Submit Your Poem:

  • Only email entries will be accepted.
    Email poem submissions to:
  • Body of Email:
    You must include the following information the body of your email:
    Poet Name, Title of Poem, Address, Phone Number, Email, and Indicate Teen or Adult entry
  • Attach Poem to Email:
    Poem must be attached to your email containing the information above.
    Poem is strictly  limited to one page, double spaced, font size 12 Times New Roman.
    Do not include poet’s name on the page with your poem.

Poetry Contest Rules:

  1. Entrants must be at least 12 years old
    Teen poets 12 – 17 years of age
    Adult poets 18 – older
  2. Entry must be an original unpublished poem in English. Any poetic style is acceptable.
  3. One entry per person.
  4. Learning to See™  Poetry Instructors (current and former) and Library employees are not eligible to enter.


Note: By submitting your work to this contest, you agree to allow the Greenburgh Public Library to post your poem, with your name as author, and your photo, on the library website and social media accounts.
friends of GPLThis contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenburgh Library.