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Poetry Contest!!!

April 11, 2011

The East Lake County Library is holding its 10th Annual Poetry Contest in honor of April as National Poetry Month. Entries are being accepted now until May 7, 2011. See below for information on how to enter.

Children’s Group
Up to 12 years old
Teen Group
13-18 years old
Adult Group
19 and up
Poems can be on any topic, only one 8.5 x 11 page in length, and typed or written legibly.

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners of each group.
1st place – $50 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million
2nd place – $25 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million
3rd place – $15 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million

Winners will be notified and all poets are welcome to our Awards Night on May 24, 2011 at the East Lake County Library in Sorrento at 6 p.m.

How to Submit Your Entries

Entries are being accepted now until May 7, 2011.
** There is no limit to how many entries that can be submitted by one person.

  1. Submit your entry online via the Submission Form (PDF or Word Files only)

  2. Fill out the entry form and e-mail completed entry form and poem as attachments to elcpoetrycontest@lakeline.lib.fl.us

  3. Submit your poem with completed entry form at any of the 15 Lake County Library System libraries.
  4. Fax your poem with completed entry form to (352) 383-9982.
  5. Mail your poem with completed entry form to:
    2011 Poetry Contest
    East Lake County Library
    31340 S. County Road 437
    Sorrento, FL 32776

    Entry forms will be available at any Lake County Library location or download printable entry form here. Incomplete forms will not be considered

For more information contact:
Scott N. Amey
East Lake County Library
(352) 383-9980 / elcpoetrycontest@lakeline.lib.fl.us
2011 Poetry Contest Sponsors
Friends of the East Lake County Library

Beacon College
College for students with learning disabilities and ADHD
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