Poetry Contest


  1. Poems can be on any topic, but should be acceptable for public display.

  2. Poems should be at least 3 lines long, but no longer than one typed page.

  3. Poems must be original, unpublished works of art.

  4. Poems must be typed on a piece of white paper without your name on it.

  5. A completed entry form must be turned in with each submission.

  6. Winners will be determined by a group of judges selected by the librarians of the Jefferson County Library.

  7. Three winners will be selected from each age category: 5-11 years, 12-18 years, and 19 years & older.

  8. Entries must be turned in to the Jefferson County Library/Arnold Branch by Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm.

  9. Winners of the Poetry Contest will be announced on Monday, March 20, 2023 on the library's website and Facebook page.

Individual Entry Form
(with printable rules & guidelines)

Group Entry Forms