HW Library's 6th Annual Teen Poetry Contest

Hamilton Wenham Teen Library's 6th Annual Teen Poetry Contest

Hamilton-Wenham Public Library's 6th Annual Teen Poetry Contest
2016 Theme: Glass o
r have an associative metaphor such as: reflection, transparency, shatter, window, mirror, etc.
Open to teens in grades 6 to 12, who are residents of Essex County in Massachusetts.

Two cash prize winning categories:

  • grades 6-8

  • grades 9-12

  • Honorable Mentions

Contest ends on April 30, 2016. Finalists will be notified by phone or email.
Poetry Contest Reception will be Thursday, May, 12, 2016.

Rules:

Please read the following rules carefully, poems that do not adhere to rules may be disqualified.

  • Contest is open to teens in grades 6 to 12.

  • Poem's author must be a resident of Essex County, in Massachusetts.

  • Poem entries must be original work.

  • Maximum of 3 poems per author may be entered.

Theme:

  • Poem must incorporate the theme of glass.

(Judges will deduct points from poems that do not have technology as the theme of the poem.)

  • All poems must be submitted on or before midnight April 30, 2016.

  • Each poem must have a title.

  • An entry form must be filled out for EACH poem submitted.

  • All winners and honorable mentions are required to read or recite their poem aloud at the Poetry Contest Reception on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 7 PM.  Your poem will be disqualified if you are not able to attend the reception.  Please do not submit a poem if you will not be able to attend the reception.  Winning poems will be published on the Library's Informed Teens blog and in local newspaper(s).

Poetry Contest Reception:

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
The featured speaker at the 2016 Poetry Contest Reception will be Nancy Henry.