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Teen Poetry Contest

Open April 1 - April 30

2024-04-17 00:00:00 2024-04-17 23:59:00 America/Los_Angeles Teen Poetry Contest Celebrate National Poetry Month by entering our second annual teen poetry contest! Youth in grades 7-12 can submit an original poem for a chance to win a gift card and have their poem printed in a booklet anthology. Claremont Helen Renwick Library -

Wednesday, April 17
All day

Add to Calendar 2024-04-17 00:00:00 2024-04-17 23:59:00 America/Los_Angeles Teen Poetry Contest Celebrate National Poetry Month by entering our second annual teen poetry contest! Youth in grades 7-12 can submit an original poem for a chance to win a gift card and have their poem printed in a booklet anthology. Claremont Helen Renwick Library -

Celebrate National Poetry Month by entering our second annual teen poetry contest! Youth in grades 7-12 can submit an original poem for a chance to win a gift card and have their poem printed in a booklet anthology.

Poems will be judged in three grade categories: 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. The top five poems in each grade category will have their poems printed in a booklet anthology that will be distributed to the finalists and be on display at the library.

The top two poems in each category will receive a gift card prize: $50 for first place and $30 for second place.

Pick up an entry form at Claremont Library. You can submit the completed entry form and your poem by dropping it off or mailing it to Claremont Helen Renwick Library. You can also email your entry form and poem to pespinosa@library.lacounty.gov. 

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2024. Finalists will be contacted by May 18. 

Contest Rules:

All poets must be in grades 7-12
All submissions must be original works written by the young poet submitting the entry
Only one (1) entry per poet
Entries must not exceed 25 lines 
Poems should be typed or printed in neat handwriting
Winners must be able to pick up their prize by June 8, 2024

Sponsored by the Friends of the Claremont Library

AGE GROUP: | Teens |

EVENT TYPE: | Books, Poetry, & Writing |

TAGS: | National Poetry Month | National Library Week |

Claremont Helen Renwick Library

Phone: 909.621.4902

Hours
Mon, May 20 Closed
Tue, May 21 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

Claremont Library was founded in 1914. It has been at its current location since 1928. The present building opened on April 25, 1975. The Friends of the Claremont Public Library was founded in 1957.

Upcoming events

Thu, May 23, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.
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Fri, May 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Combining the Japanese art of paper-folding and the modern science of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), Light-Up Origami is your chance to showcase your artistic and scientific skills in one beautiful work of art. For ages 5 – 12.
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Sat, May 25, 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
New parents, join us at a special program designed for you. Bring your new baby and learn about all the great programs and services we have for parents, caregivers, and children, and connect with other new parents/families in the community.

Thu, May 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
Let’s get ready for school! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement while learning school readiness skills and having fun. For ages 2 - 5 with their parent or caregiver.
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Fri, May 31, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
Get ready for Pride Month and all your summer festivities by making your very own Mini Rainbow Piñata! Personalize with your favorite colors and make it yours. For ages 12 and up.