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Poetic Voices 2015: Calling teen poets!

Compete for cash prizes in our annual poetry competition.

Submit your poem to your local library branch. Poem entries will be judged and three to four finalists will be selected from each branch. Finalists will present their winning poem in an oral competition:

  • 1st place—$100 prize
  • 2nd place- $50 prize
  • 3rd place—$25 prize

Deadline for entry is Friday, October 29th. Final Competition at the Belton Branch (Northern Resource Center) Thursday, November 12, 6:30 pm (everyone is welcome to attend).


  • Teen poets ( 12 – 18 years old)
  • Submit online at
  • Multiple entries accepted
  • Be sure your name, phone number and library branch are included with each poem submitted.

Deadline for entry is October 29th!