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Calling Young Poets...

by Mary Voors | Sep 13, 2017

Hey Kids!

Entries are now being accepted in the Allen County Public Library's annual Poetry Contest for kids and teens.

This year there is no theme; young poets are encouraged to Just Write It! by choosing a favorite topic and writing a poem to submit. Entries from kids and young adults will be accepted at all ACPL locations through November 6, 2017.

Hey Teachers!

Many teachers use this contest as an opportunity to develop a poetry lesson plan and then enter all their students’ successful poetry work in the contest.

This the 35th year the Allen County Public Library has offered this annual poetry contest. We will make booklets containing all the winning poems available for you to keep in your classroom to inspire future poets.

Hey, Homeschoolers!

This poetry contest is for you, too! Students in public, private, parochial, charter, online, and home schools can all participate. Just drop your poem off at any Allen County Library.

Check out the official rules, get writing, and drop your poem off at your local library. We can't wait to read your poems!
Complete rules for the 2017 ACPL Poetry Contest

    • Mary V, Contributor
  • Mary Voors is the manager of the Children's Services department of the Main Library at the Allen County Public Library. The annual poetry contest is one of her favorite Library events each year.
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