Embrace your inner poet by entering our annual Poetry Contest during National Poetry Month. Haiku, free verse, odes and sonnets — whatever your poetry style, poets of all ages are encouraged to submit original poems from April 1–30.
Download the 2020 Poetry Contest Entry Form and Guidelines.
Poems were judged in the following age groups:
- Children age 6–8
- Children age 9–11
- Teens age 12–14
- Teens age 15–18
- Adults age 19 and older
How to enter
To enter, complete the entry form and email it along with your poem to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
In your email, be sure to include:
- The title of your poem
- Your name
- Your age
Winning poets will be announced in May, and their poems will be published on Dakota County Library's website and social media channels. The top three poems in each age category will be awarded prizes.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 651-450-2965.