Wednesday, December 2, 2015

6th Annual Teen Poetry Contest

2016 6th annual themed
at the Hamilton-Wenham Library

Open to teens in grades 6 to 12, who are residents of Essex County, in Massachusetts.
Poem entries must be original work.
Maximum of 3 poems per author may be entered.
THEME: Poem must incorporate theme of: glass (or have an associative metaphor such as: reflection, transparency, shatter, window, mirror, etc.). Points will be deducted from poems that do not incorporate the theme.
Each poem must have a title.
All poems must be submitted before midnight April 30, 2016.
An online entry form must be filled out for EACH poem submitted. 
The link to the entry form is available on the Poetry page.
Contest winners and honorable mentions will be announced at the: 

 Contest Reception at the Hamilton-Wenham Library 
 on Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. 

You must be present at the Reception to win. 
All contest winners and honorable mentions are required to read or recite their poem aloud at the Reception. Your poem will be disqualified if you are not present at the reception. Please do not submit a poem if you will not be able to attend the reception. Winning poems will be published on the Library's Informed Teens blog and in local newspaper(s).

Our Poetry Contest Reception speaker will be Nancy Henry: Nancy Henry is the author of three collections of poetry and has been five times nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her poems have been featured on NPR's "The Writer's Almanac", college literature textbooks, and several anthologies. She is a former Assistant Attorney General for Child Protection in the state of Maine, and now lives in Wenham, MA where she has a gardening business called The Garden Nana.