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Enter the 2017 Young Poets Contest

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Young Poets
The Jackson District Library is pleased to announce the thirteenth annual, “Poets Among Us: Young Poets Contest 2017.” With over 10,000 student entries during the first twelve years, this event has proven to be very successful with students, teachers and parents. Over the years, entries have been received from entire classrooms, as well as students participating on their own who have a love of poetry. Poems have covered subjects as diverse as animals, divorce, hard times, family fun, friendships, sunsets, and war, to name just a few.

The contest is open to all students in grades Kindergarten through 12 and all home-schooled students in Jackson County. Entries must be submitted online or postmarked by January 31, 2017.
A panel of poetry judges will review all the entries submitted. We will publish the award-winning poems in a small booklet and on our website. In addition, the top poets in each grade level will be given the opportunity to read their poems at the Young Poets Awards program to be held in May 2017.

Every poem is a possible winner, and the members of our Poetry Panel will enjoy reading all the poems they judge.

The contest packet contains the necessary materials and forms to allow teachers to incorporate the contest into the instruction schedule and includes the Student Rules and Registration Form to be completed by each student.

The poems will become the property of the Library and will not be returned, so please be sure to retain copies of your submission. In addition, every student (and their teacher) who enters the contest will be included in drawings to receive an autographed book by our Guest Poet! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jean Dailey at (517) 788-4099, ext. 1308 or daileyjl@myjdl.com, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Thank you, again, for all your assistance in making the Young Poets Contest such a success. We deeply appreciate your continuing support.

Author: The Jackson District Library

4 Responses to "Enter the 2017 Young Poets Contest"

  1. The Jackson District Library Posted on April 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    The results have been posted to our Facebook page. Please use the link below:
    https://www.facebook.com/jacksondistrictlibrary/photos/pcb.10154505766178663/10154505764723663/?type=3&theater

  2. Jenna Posted on April 22, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    When will the results be posted?

  3. The Jackson District Library Posted on April 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

    The winners for the Young Poet’s Contest 2017 haven’t been announced yet. They will be notified as soon as the judges have decided and the public will be notified directly after. We will post as it soon as we know. Thank you!

  4. sydney Posted on March 31, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    where are the results? :(

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