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Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 16th Annual Poetry Contest.

View the list of winners on our Buzz Blog here!

Enter Our 16th Annual Poetry Contest!

Winning poems will be printed in a booklet and displayed at the Niles Library.
First Prize: $75 certificate   Second Prize: $50 certificate   Third Prize: $25 certificate
Contest is open to Niles, North and Northwest Suburbs and Chicago.

Deadline: April 22, 2014.

Submission

Teens

To enter you must be between 10-18 years old as of April 22, 2014.

Poems may be of any length. Handwritten poems not accepted.
Limit 6 poems per poet. Each poem must be on a separate sheet of paper. Email entries may be submitted as one message.
On the back of each entry include your name, age, address, phone number, name of your school and library card number.

Submit your entries: 1) To the Teen Underground on the Lower Level 2) Mail your entries to Donna Block c/o Niles Public Library District, 6960 Oakton St., Niles IL, 60714 3) Email your entries with the subject line “Poetry Contest” to dblock@nileslibrary.org by April 22, 2014.

Adults

To enter you must be at least 18 years old.

Poems may be of any length. Handwritten poems not accepted.
Limit 6 poems per poet. Each poem must be on a separate sheet of paper. Email entries may be submitted as one message.
On the back of each entry include your name, age, address, phone number, and library card number.

Submit your entries: 1) To the Adult Services desk 3rd floor 2) Mail your entries to Maryellen Essig c/o Niles Public Library District, 6960 Oakton St., Niles IL, 60714 3) Email your entries with the subject line “Poetry Contest” to messig@nileslibrary.org by April 22, 2014.

Questions?

Call the Niles Library at 847-663-6603. Please note we cannot return entries. Winners will be contacted by telephone. Submitting entries for the contest constitutes permission to publish your name and poem should your entry win.