The Jackson District Library is pleased to announce the fourteenth annual, “Poets Among Us: Young Poets Contest 2018.” With over 11,000 student entries during the first thirteen 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. I would like to thank you for your past support and encourage your participation in this year’s program.
The contest is open to all students in grades Kindergarten through 12 and all home-schooled students in Jackson County. Included in the attached information is a list of websites for teachers and descriptions of various types of poetry. This packet also contains the necessary materials and forms to allow teachers to incorporate the contest into their schedules including the Student Rules and Registration Form to be completed by each student. (One form must accompany each poem submitted.) Please note that entries must be submitted online or postmarked by January 26, 2018. To submit a poem online, fill out the form on this page.
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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jean Dailey at (517) 788-4099, ext. 1308 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.