Enter our Teen Poetry Contest!

February 1, 2012

Our 7th annual Teen Poetry Contest is officially open for submissions!

Love to write? Love the library? Feeling inspired?

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Who Won?

April 15, 2010

You’ve been dying to find out who won our 2010 Teen Poetry Contest, right?  Well, the wait is over.  For a list of winners, please visit the WCPL Teens’ website.  Once we have gained permission from our winners, the winning poems will be found on the website as well.

If you would like to hear the poems read aloud by their authors, consider joining us on Sunday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. for our awards ceremony and reception.  The event will take place at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh.  No signup is required for the event!

Finally, a BIG, HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who entered our contest this year.  We had over 500 entries from students in more than 60 Wake County public, private and home schools.  Keep writing, and consider entering again next year, okay?!

~Katy @ Cameron Village Regional Library


Wake County Libraries Teen Poetry Contest

January 22, 2010

The 2010 Poetry Contest is going to be accepting entries starting February 1 through March 14th, 2010.  Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit one original poem (as a Microsoft Word document) on a theme of their choice to studentpoetry@wakegov.com.

Please make sure you include your name, phone number, name of school, and grade.  All entries must be received by 5 pm on March 14th.  Winners will be notified in early April.  Selected poems will be included in a chapbook published by Wake County Public Libraries.

Winning poets will be invited to read their poems on Sunday, April 25th, 2010, 2 pm at Cameron Village Library.


Student Poetry Contest for Grades 6-12 in Wake County

February 1, 2008

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Express yourself! We want to hear your voice.

All Wake County middle school and high school students, whether in public, private, charter, or home school are invited to enter our student poetry contest.

Submit one poem on a theme of your choice in the form of a Microsoft Word document (version 2003 or earlier) and email it to studentpoetry@co.wake.nc.us.

Please include your name, address, phone number, and name of school and grade.  Entries are due by March 15, 2008.

Winners will be notified in April. Each winner will be invited to read their poem at a special reading held at Cameron Village Library on Sunday, April 27th at 2 pm. Prizes will be given to our winners.


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