News Release

For immediate release - April 8, 2013

11th Annual East Lake County Library Poetry Contest

The East Lake County Library is holding its Eleventh Annual Poetry Contest in honor of April as National Poetry Month. Entries are being accepted now until May 4, 2013.

The Poetry Contest is for all ages and will be separated into three age groups: Children’s Group to 12 years old; Teen Group, 13-18 years old; and Adult Group 19 and up.

There is no limit to how many entries that can be submitted by one person.
Qualifying Entries Should Be…

  • On Any Topic
  • Any Style of Writing
  • Preferred Typed
  • Poetry should be on ONE page of 8 ½ x 11” paper
  • Deadline May 4, 2013

Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each age group

  • 1st place - $50 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million
  • 2nd place - $25 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million
  • 3rd place - $15 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million

Entries can be submitted online at


Media contact:
Scott Amey
Library Assistant

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