Poetry Month Contest

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Calling all Poets!

We are holding a poetry contest to celebrate this year's National Poetry Month in April.

All poems will be on display in the Main Library lobby at 275 Main Street through the month of April. 

Deadline for Submission: Monday, March 25th, 2019 by 8PM

This contest is for young adults and older. There are two divisions for the contest, young adult and adult. The young adult division is for ages 14-20, and the adult division is for ages 21 and over.  The winning poets will recieve a fabulous prize and an opportunity to read their poems at a public reception in early May. 

Enter by submitting one copy of your original poetry AND  a separate page with your name, division, email  or street address and phone number to the Library by:

• Mailing them to Watsonville Public Library, Poetry Contest, 275 Main Street, Watsonville, Ca, 95076
• Emailing them to dolores.wiemers AT cityofwatsonville.org
• Delivering them in person to the Main Library or Freedom Branch


• One entry per person
• Entry in one division only, young adult or adult.
• Poem must be submitted on an 8.5x11 page, or fit on that size page if submitted electronically.

We look forward to reading your creations! Winning poets will be notified by phone in early May.

For questions, please contact Dolores Wiemers via email (above) or 831-768-3419