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Young Adult Poetry Contest

Calling all young adult poets, ages of 16-21! St. Louis County Library is seeking poets for our Young Adult Poetry Contest. 

Winners will receive a Visa gift card and have their poem posted to the library's website.

Official Rules & Guidelines

Open to young adults ages 16-21.

  • Entrant must have a St. Louis County Library card.
  • Limit one poem submission per person.
  • Poem can be any line length but must not exceed three (3) total pages.
  • Poetry can be on any topic provided that the content is appropriate in language and subject.
  • Entries accepted starting Saturday, April 1 and must be received by Sunday, April 30, 2017.
  • Do not write your name or place any other identifying marks on the poem itself.
  • Visa gift cards will be awarded for 1st place ($50) and 2nd place ($25).
  • Judges' decisions are final.
  • Winners will be notified by Friday, May 26 and posted at within a week.

How to enter:

Complete the online entry form with your original poem attached between April 1 and April 30, 2017.