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17th Annual Poetry Contest

Entry deadline April 16

Evening of Poetry

May 20 at 6:30

Look for the winning poems on this web site     


To Enter:

  1. Each individual may submit one original poem.
  2. Please do not write your name on the poem. Please print your name only on the attached cover sheet.
  3. Please type or print your entries very neatly.
  4. Each participant must complete the attached cover sheet and have it signed by a parent or teacher.
  5. Deadline for entries is April 16, 2019.
  6. Drop boxes will be located at the Dover Public Library and Dover school libraries. 
  7. Poems will become the property of the Dover Public Library and will not be returned. Participants grant the right to use their names and exhibit their work without further permission.
  8. Entry categories are as follows: 
    • Grades K - 2
    • Grades 3 & 4
    • Grades 5 & 6
    • Grades 7 & 8
    • Grades 9 & 10
    • Grades 11 & 12
  9. Prizes will be awarded in each category.
  10. Poems will be judged on originality, style and creativity.
  11. All participants are invited to an “Evening of Poetry” on Monday,
    May 20th @ 6:30pm in the Dover Public Library Lecture Hall. All
    participants will be invited to read their poems, but it is not mandatory.
    Please bring a copy of your poem if you wish to read.