Poetry Contest for Students

posted Mar 15, 2012, 5:04 PM by Grant School   [ updated Aug 19, 2013, 9:42 AM by Salem Keizer ]
The Willamette Store, in conjunction with
Salem Public Library, proudly presents our
6th Annual Poetry Contest!

Awards will be given for the following categories:

Students (Elementary, Middle, and High School ): Best Rhymed Poem,

Best Unrhymed Poem, Best Haiku
Adults (Over high school age): Best Rhymed Poem, Best Unrhymed Poem, Best Haiku

Contest Guidelines:  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
If multiple poems are printed on a single page, be sure to clearly label them.
Please clearly label your NAME, SCHOOL & GRADE (students only), PHONE NUMBER,
and POEM CATEGORY at the TOP LEFT CORNER of each entry, taking up no more than a 3x3 inch square.

 Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 16th – 5:00pm

(Postmarked no later than April 14th if sent by US Mail)

Type or print all entries - limit entries to 30 lines or less 
Enter original poems only, no reinterpretations, please no illustrations
Please submit no more than three entries per category 
(Nine poems max per participant)
Entries will be accepted via e-mail: poetrycontest@willamette.edu 
Emailed entries should be in the body of the email. 
Submissions can also be hand delivered or mailed to:
POETRY CONTEST c/o The Willamette Store
Willamette University, Putnum University Center
900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301
Please keep a copy of your poems --The Willamette Store cannot return them.
Winners will be notified on or before Friday, April 20th.
Gift certificates will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!