Young Adult Writers Poetry Contest

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world!

                                                             -John Keating, Dead Poets Society


In Celebration of National Poetry Month, the Decatur Public Library will be hosting the Young Adult Writers Poetry Contest. Young Adult Writers, ages 12-18, are encouraged to enter their best original poetry. There are no limitations to poem structure; poems can be sonnets, prose, limericks, haiku, free verse, concrete, acrostic, etc.

Need inspiration….check out our vast selection of poetry in our collection!

Entries will be accepted from April 1st-30th. Please include your name, age, school, and your contact information.

Selected poems and Top Prize Winners will be announced in mid-May.

Selected poetry will be displayed at the Decatur Public Library and on the Library’s Social Media.


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