Miami-Dade Public Library System is Looking for Teen Poets for Poetry Contest!
MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM IS LOOKING FOR
TEEN POETS FOR POETRY CONTEST!
– Contest runs April 1-30, 2013 –
(MIAMI, MARCH 12, 2012) – To help celebrate April’s National Poetry Month and in commemoration of Viva 500 – the State of Florida’s 500th anniversary, the Miami-Dade Public Library System is inviting teens, ages 12-19, to pick up a pen and participate in its annual National Poetry Month Contest.
The contest starts on April 1 and runs through April 30, 2013. Poems must be 20 lines or less and should reflect the theme, Florida’s Unique Place in American History. The poem can be about people, places or culture and must be the original work of the participant. Entries may be typed or written – double spaced – and attached to an official entry form. Entry forms are available at any Miami-Dade Branch Library or download one here.
Poems will be judged on originality, artistic quality and emotional impact. Awards will be presented in two categories: Ages 12-15 and Ages 16-19. First place winners will receive a Kindle Paperwhite; second place winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com.
For more information, call 305.375.BOOK (2665).Media Contact:
Victoria Galan – Public Affairs Officer