Teen Poetry Contest

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2015 Teen Poetry Contest @ KDL

April 1 – April 30, 2015

Attention aspiring poets: KDL is hosting its 12th annual teen poetry contest!
Winners will receive a $50 gift card from Schuler Books & Music
and winning entries will be published right here on the KDL teen page.

Contest Guidelines:

  • Contest is open to Kent County residents in grades 6–12.
  • Poems must be submitted between April 1 and April 30, 2015 at any KDL branch or using the form below.
  • A maximum of 3 poems can be submitted.
  • All poems must be your own original work.
  • Submissions become the property of Kent District Library and will not be returned. Please be sure to make a copy for yourself.
  • Winning entries will appear on the KDL website's teen page. KDL reserves the right to correct minor spelling and grammatical errors.
  • 10 winners system-wide will each receive a $50.00 gift card from Schuler Books & Music. Winners will be announced by June 1 and will have the opportunity to share their work in front of a live audience.


Entries are now closed. Winners will be announced by June 1.