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Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

Troy Public Library 2021 Poetry Contests: Adult, Teen & Youth

April is poetry month, and we’re looking for some excellent poetry from the Troy community! Please read the guidelines below and submit your poetry here before 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 25 to be considered. There are no limitations on form, style, or theme – let your creativity be your guide.

A winner from each of the age groups below will be awarded a $50 gift card and all winning poems and honorable mentions will be published on the TPL website.

Adult: Ages 18+
Teen: Grades 6–12
Youth: Grades 3–5
Youth: Grades K–2


  • Youth, Teens, and Adults are welcome to participate. A winner from each age group will be chosen.
  • Each author may submit up to three poems
  • Each poem should be no longer than three pages
  • Content should be appropriate for a general audience
  • By submitting your poem, you are agreeing to allow your poem to be posted on the Troy Public Library website and social media channels if chosen as a winner or honorable mention.
  • If you are under 18, submitting your poem means you have gotten permission from a parent or legal guardian.
How To Enter
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