Poets of all ages submitted original poems during the month of April. Haiku, free verse, odes and sonnets—no matter what poetry style these poets wrote, all were celebrated at Dakota County Library’s annual poetry contest.
More than 300 people in five age groups (adult, teens ages 12-14 and ages 15-18, children ages 6-8 and ages 9-11) sent in their poems for consideration.
Thank you to everyone who entered the poetry contest, and congratulations to the winners for each age category.
Winners of the 2015 Dakota County Library Poetry Contest:
Children - Ages 6-8
- 1st Place: Watermelon by Lauren B., Hastings
- 2nd Place: Water by Lukas E., Farmington
- 3rd Place: Nature Days by Olivia B., Cannon Falls
Children - Ages 9-11
Teens - Ages 12-14 years old
- 1st place: The Lion Hunt by Heidi S., Eagan
- 2nd place: Grief by Charles O., Ramsey
- 3rd place: Fun by Andy O., Hastings
Teens - Ages 15-18 years old