Poetry Contest at Palisades Library

Test your pen in our Palisades Library Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. Winners and runners-up will be displayed at the poetry carnival April 27 at 4 p.m. 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.

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 line 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 Palisades Children's Room marked "Poetry Contest Entries." Make sure to include your name, age, title of poem, phone number and school on the back of the poem. Ask the librarian if you need help finding the box.

Entries are due by Friday, April 13.