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2021 East Lake County Library Poetry Contest

The East Lake County Library is holding the 19th Annual Poetry Contest in honor of April as National Poetry Month.

Entries will be accepted now through May 10, 2021.

The Poetry Contest is for all ages and will be separated into three age groups:

Children's Group: up to 12 years old
Teen Group: 13-18 years old
Adult Group: 19+ years old

You do not need to have a library card or live in Lake County to enter.

There is a 10 poem limit to how many entries can be submitted by one person. To qualify, entries must be as follows:

  • On any topic
  • Any style of writing
  • Poems should have a title
  • Names should not be on front of Poem
  • Preferred Typed
  • Fit on ONE letter-size page (8.5x11) and preferably typed
  • Submitted with entry form or via U.S. Mail or electronically with the online entry form.
  • Hard copies should have the name and age group on the back of the poem
  • Deadline is May 10, 2021

Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each age group
1st place - $50 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million
2nd place - $25 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million
3rd place - $15 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million

The Friends of the Easy Lake County Library is sponsoring the prizes.

The entries will be judged by The Palm Writers’ Group, a writers' group based in Sorrento, Florida. They’ve volunteered as poetry judges for many years.

Winners will be announced and posted online a few weeks after the contest closes.

For more information contact:
Scott N. Amey
SAmey@mylakelibrary.org
East Lake County Library
352-383-9980