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It's National Poetry Month, so we're encouraging you to write your best for our Poetry Writing Contest. Entries will be accepted from April 1 - 30. Winners will be contacted in May and will need to pick up their prize in-person.

Here's what else you need to know:
  • Prizes will be awarded in three age divisions: 6-11, 12-19, 20 and up
  • 250 words max
  • Limit 2 entries per person
  • Open to everyone (you do not need to have a Schaumburg Library card)
  • Entries must be in a Word Document file with the poem title as the file name. PDFs and other file types will not be accepted.
  • Submit your entry online below during the application period; otherwise, print copies will be accepted at all Library locations.
Good luck!

Poetry Contest

Age Group
May we include your submission in a Library-published poetry collection?
May we use your name or would you prefer to remain anonymous?
Please attach your submission.
One file only.
1 MB limit.
Allowed types: doc docx.