Entries are now being accepted for the Dayton Metro Library’s annual Poetry Contest. Entries will be accepted through Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. This is the 15th year for the contest, open to residents of Montgomery and adjoining counties (Greene, Miami, Clark, Darke, Preble, Warren and Butler). There are three age categories: Teen (age 14-18), Adult (age 19-59) and Senior (age 60 and over). Winners are selected in each age category, with first place winning $100, second place $75 and third place $50. Prizes are donated by the Friends of the Library.
A panel of judges will read the entries in October, and a Poetry Party is scheduled for November 11 at the Main Library, in which the awards will be presented. If you are a finalist, you will be notified in advance of the Poetry Party. The party brings people together, from teens through seniors, to appreciate each other’s poems, enjoy refreshments and celebrate the creative spirit. The event is free and open to the public, but we encourage all who entered to attend.
Entry forms with official contest rules are available at all Dayton Metro Library locations, on the website here or by calling the Community Relations Office at 496-8901. Entry forms must be attached to each submission, and don’t forget the deadline. Entries must be received at any Dayton Metro Library location no later than 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.
Contact the library’s Community Relations Office at 496-8901 if you need further information.