Miami Valley poets take notice: the Dayton Metro Library welcomes submissions in its annual Poetry Contest now through September 30, 2014. Residents of Montgomery and adjoining counties (Greene, Miami, Clark, Darke, Preble, Warren and Butler) are eligible to enter. There are three age categories: Teen (age 13-18), Adult (age 19-59) and Senior (age 60 and over).
A panel of judges will read the entries in October, and awards will be presented at a Poetry Party on November 9, 2014. The Friends of the Dayton Metro Library provide cash prizes in each age category, with first place winning $100, second place $75 and third place $50.
"This is the 17th year for the contest, which has become a really wonderful event each fall for poets in our community," said Gwen Owen, contest coordinator. "The Poetry Party brings people together, from teens through seniors, to appreciate each other's poems, enjoy refreshments and celebrate the creative spirit."
Entry forms with official contest rules are available at all Dayton Metro Library locations, on the website at DaytonMetroLibrary.org/poetry or by calling the External Relations Office at 937-496-8901. Entries must be received at any Dayton Metro Library location no later than 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30.
Contact the Library's External Relations Office at 937-496-8901 if you need further information.