Elementz in partnership with the Public Library of Cincinnati is presenting the Random Acts of Poetry Contest for teens during the month of April. Teens can enter the contest by writing a poem and submitting it to win a prize! Turn in your poem, along with the library’s entry form, to any Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County location between April 1–30. Full details on how to submit your poem are listed below.
WHAT: A poem. Type or write your poem ( just be sure we can read it ). Electronic submissions will be accepted. Don’t forget an entry form. Entry forms are available at all Library locations and at TeenSpace.CincinnatiLibrary.org. There is a limit of four entries per person.
WHEN: April 1–30. Poems submitted after April 30 will not be eligible for the contest.
HOW: A hard copy of your poem mailed to:
TEEN POETRY CONTEST/TEENSPOT
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
An electronic copy emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hand delivered to any Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County location.
PRIZES: Prizes will be awarded in two age categories: 12-14 and 15-18. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced in May and prizes awarded at a recognition event at the TeenSpot at the Main Library. An anthology of the award winning entries will be published and printed using Library’s Espresso Book Machine, and all winners will receive a complimentary copy of the book.
RULES: Entries will be judged on creativity and style. There is no theme. The contest is for teens
in ages 12-18. Content should be appropriate for the teen audience. If you are entering more than one poem in the contest, turn in one entry form with each poem you submit. There is a limit of four entries per person. Teens from the Library’s Of cial Teen Advisory Board will judge entries and select the winners, with nal approval from Library staff.