2013 Teen Poetry Contest

2013 Teen Poetry Contest poster

Each year we celebrate National Poetry Month in April with our Teen Poetry Contest.

This year entries were accepted online April 1-14.
 

Teens in grades 7-12 from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Westmoreland are invited to submit up to three original poems. Out-of-region library cardholders may also enter.

 
Entries will be judged by Claudia Emerson. Emerson is the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and is currently a University of Mary Washington professor. 
 
Winners chosen from Grades 7-9 and Grades 10-12 are awarded cash prizes and are invited to read their work at Teen Poetry Night on  Wednesday, May 1, 7:30-8:30, in the Headquarters Library Theater. Sign-up begins April 1. For grades 7 to adult.