Monday, October 13, 2008

Poetry Contest for Berks County Students

The Young Poets 2009 contest is for any student in grades 1-12 enrolled in a Berks County School (Boyertown Area School District is eligible) or is Homeschooled and uses a Berks County Library (e.g. Boyertown Community Library).

Poems may be written on any subject but must be only one page in length. Complete rules and submission instructions are available at the library. Entry forms are included with the rules. Poets are encouraged to ask for help with their final draft from myself or any other staff member before submitting their work.

Prizes: Three winners (1st, 2nd, & 3rd place) will be chosen for each grade level. Three Honorable Mention winners will be chosen for each grade level. Each First, Second, & Third place winner will receive a monetary award, certificate, ribbon, and a copy of the Young Poets 2009 published booklet.

Poems must be submitted to a BCL librarian by Saturday, January 24, 2009.

Boyertown has had one winner so far in this writing contest (John Repsik, 2002, third grade – Lion in Space, 1st Place). Who will be next?


Patty K. said...

Have the winners been announced for The Young Poets 2009 Contest?

Marta Weller said...

Please check my post from today, April 1. I have included lots of info about the contest.