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 Poetry Month Rockland Annual Poetry Contest in Adult, Teen, & Child Categories

Get ready, April is National Poetry Month! Time to get writing! Poetry Month Rockland announces the theme for its 2017 Poetry Contest: Away From Home

It’s a big world; it’s a small world.  Where in this world do you want to go; why?  For this year’s  Poetry Contest, we would like you to write about being away. Your poem can be about someone from away, a special place you have gone, or the place you most want to visit. Your poem’s limit is world-wide.  Take us on your journey.

                                                        Poems may be submitted:
                                                 Adult- Now through Friday, April 7, 2017
                                              Student- Now through Friday, April 14, 2017                                                         

Categories are as follows:  Child 1 = Pre-k to 3rd grade     Child 2 = 4th grade to 7th grade
                   Teen = grades 8-12         Adult = Age 19 and beyond.

Limit entries to one per person.

Teens and Adults:
Poems to be submitted have only the following guidelines: Line limit- approximately 40 lines (or what fits on one side of a single sheet of paper in 12 point font). Two copies of the poem should be submitted, one with no identifying information, one with name, address, phone number, email (optional) on the back of the poem. Poems should be typed. Submit by mail or deliver to the Rockland Public Library at 80 Union Street no later than April 7, 2017, April 14 for teens. Write POETRY CONTEST and age category on the envelope. You may submit at any time before the deadline, so get writing!

Child 1 and Child 2:
Write a poem of any length (up to a single page).  Accompanying art is most welcome, but not required. Please provide two copies, with no name on one copy of the poem and name and contact information on the back of the second copy. Deadline: from now to April 14, 2017. Mail or deliver to Rockland Public Library at 80 Union Street, Rockland. Write POETRY CONTEST and the age category on the envelope. Poems in the categories of Child 1 and Child 2 need not be typed.

NOTE: Adults and teens may enter “a children’s poem,” i.e. a poem written FOR children, but it should be submitted in the ADULT category.

By entering the Poetry Contest, you agree to allow the Rockland Public Library and/or Poetry Month Rockland to use and/or reproduce your poem (in part or whole), credited to author, for use in promotional material or as part of a collected work.

Contact the Rockland Poet Laureate Joann Hynd at or the Rockland Public Library at 594-0310 for further information.

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