Poetry Contest

Test your pen in our Palisades Neighborhood Library Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. All entries will be displayed at the Poetry Carnival at the library in April. At the carnival, two winners  (one in ages 6-9 and one in ages 10-12) will be presented with a blank book and quill pen as a prize from the contest.

Entries will be judged on the following points:

  • Your poem fits the format that you have chosen. For example: if you wrote a haiku poem, the syllables in the lines must follow the 5-7-5 pattern.
  • You used strong word choices and images.
  • You expressed your ideas creatively.
  • There are no misspellings or punctuation errors.

To enter, write or type your poem neatly and leave it in the box in the Children's Room marked "Poetry Contest Entries" or e-mail them to jessica.stork@dc.gov with your name, age, title of the poem, phone number and school name. E-mail any questions to the address above. Entries are due by Friday, April 1.