Fifth Annual Poetry Contest

Professional and amateur writers from ages 12 and up are invited to submit their poetry to the Library’s annual contest. Up to 100 entries will be published in a book that will be available for pre-order and part of the Library’s collections.

You may submit through the form below or at any Library location. Submissions are due by Saturday, March 31st. Poems will be judged on originality, creativity, and artistic quality by Dr. Bob Hanley of Anderson University.

One adult and one teen will be selected for a grand prize and a complimentary printed copy of the book. Books will be available for pre-order for $10 (cash or check) until Friday, April 6th.

Winners will be announced at the Book Release Reception on Monday, April 30th at 6:30pm. Poets and their families and friends are invited to read their poem or other favorite poems. Light refreshments will be provided and pre-ordered books will be available for pickup.

One entry per person.


Fifth Annual Poetry Contest

Your submission means you are granting Anderson County Library the right to use the materials as we wish. Please DO NOT include artwork. Poems containing offensive language or themes will be disqualified. Judgment of offensive material will be made by the Library.