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Sorry, no Poetry Contest in 2018.


This contest is over, check back here in April 2019

WHO CAN ENTER? Anyone residing in Montgomery and surrounding counties (Miami, Greene, Warren, Preble) in these age categories: Teen (age 13-18) Adult (age 19-59) Senior (age 60+)

JUDGING: Poems are judged on originality, creativity, impact and adherence to contest rules. Judging is anonymous; each poem is assigned a number. Authors retain copyright to their work.

CASH PRIZES! First Place $100 Second Place $75 Third Place $50 in each age category, courtesy of the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library. FIRST PLACE WINNERS will be published in Mock Turtle Zine!


DROP OFF your poem with entry form at any Dayton Metro Library location.

 MAIL your poem and entry form to: Dayton Metro Library Poetry Contest, External Relations Dept., 120 S. Patterson Blvd. Dayton OH 45402

EMAIL your poem attached as a Word or Text document to:

Include in the body of your email:

Do NOT include this information on the poem itself.

FREE POETRY WORKSHOPS are offered at the Main Library in September. Spark your creativity, refresh your poetry writing knowledge, get feedback and more! Join us for any or all.

QUESTIONS? Call the Dayton Metro Library at 937.463.BOOK.

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