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Annual Poetry Contest

About the Competition

Open to all youth, grades 1-12.

Entry forms will be accepted April 1 - 30, 2017 at any Roseville Public Library or by using the online entry form.

Each winning poem is printed in a booklet to be distributed at the libraries. Join us for the Awards Ceremony at the Riley Library on May 17, 2017 at from 5 - 6 p.m. (Sponsored by the Friends of the Roseville Public Library).

Rules: Please Follow Carefully
  1. Poems must be the writer's own work and may not be submitted without the poet's knowledge and consent.
  2. All poets must be in grades 1-12 who live or go to school in the greater Sacramento area (Placer or surrounding counties).
  3. All entries must be received by April 30, 2017. No entries will be returned.
  4. Entry must not exceed 18 lines. It can be free or rhyming verse.
  5. Only one entry per poet.
  6. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please use the form below.
  7. Poems not submitted electronically must be typed or written in blue or black ink on the entry form. Please do not staple or tape poem to entry form.
  8. Decisions of the judging committees are final.
  9. The poetry competition is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, or misdirected entries. Entries are not returned after the contest, so please make a copy for your records. All entries become property of the City of Roseville.

Any information about age, gender, school and or teacher is removed before submissions are given to judges.

Poetry Contest Online Submission

I certify that the poem submitted is my own original work, and is not copied from any source including books, magazines, textbooks, lyrics and Internet sources.
I understand that if it is found that my poem is copied or plagiarized my poem will be disqualified from the competition & my school may be contacted by the poetry competition coordinators.
I certify that I live or go to school in the greater Sacramento area (Placer or surrounding counties).

  Please enter the word above in the space below  


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