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18th Annual Poetry Contest

Entry deadline April 24

Look for the winning poems on this web site     

Download application form

While the "Evening of Poetry" poetry reading event has been canceled, the contest is still on!  What a great way to add some creativity into these long days at home.

Until the Public Library and Schools open their buildings you can email your entries to Denise Lafrance or put them in an envelope and drop them in the Public Library bookdrop.


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 24, 2019.
  6. You can put your entry in an envelope and drop it in the Public Library bookdrop, or email your entry to
  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.

Download Application Form