1st Annual Blanchet Poetry Contest
Share your original poetry with the Mystic & Noank Library Community!
Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 31
In celebration of April’s National Poetry Month, and in honor of the bequest of Jean K. Blanchet, the Mystic & Noank Library is proud to announce the 1st Annual Blanchet Poetry Contest.
We invite you to share your original poetry with the Mystic & Noank Library community. The Blanchet Poetry Contest is open to poets and writers of all ages!
There are 5 categories: Gr. K-3, Gr. 4-6, Gr. 7-8, Gr. 9-12, and Adults.
Submissions will be accepted March 1 — March 31, 2018. Onewinner from each of the five categories will be announced on Saturday, April 14 at the Mystic & Noank Library. On this day, we will celebrate the birthday of our library founder, Capt. Elihu Spicer, as well as National Library Week.
The selected poems will be on display in the library.
The Blanchet Poetry Contest Rules are as follows:
- The Blanchet poetry contest is open to poets and writers of all ages, with categories for grades K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12, and adults.
- Submissions will be accepted March 1 — March 31, 2018. A winner will be chosen in each of the categories on April 14, 2018. The selected poems will be on display in the Mystic & Noank Library.
- Poems entered must be author’s original work and may not be copied from any book or other source.
- The author’s name, address, and phone number should appear on the submission, and students should add a grade level.
- Participants may submit up to three poems.
- Poems should be printed neatly or typed. Entries are published as submitted.
- Poems may be entered into the contest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailed to the Library or submitted in person at our circulation desk.
- Submissions will not be returned. Authors retain all copyrights to their work.
- If you are under the age of 18, be sure your parent(s) or guardian is aware of your entering this contest and is in agreement with all of these rules.
- Have fun! Be creative. Enjoy the process!
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