Children's Poetry Contest

Girl writingTest your pen in the Georgetown Library Children's Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. Winners and runners-up will read at the Poetry Coffeehouse Program in The Children’s Room on April 25 at 4 p.m. At the coffeehouse, 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 line must follow the 5-7-5 pattern.
  • You used strong word choices & 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 at the Children’s Room Desk marked “Poetry Contest Entries." Entry forms can be found at the Georgetown Library Children's Desk. Ask the librarian if you need help finding the box.

Entries are due by Wednesday, April 17.