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Rockin’ Teen Poetry Contest (ages 12-18)

April 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - April 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Teens, it is National Poetry Month and the Round Rock Public Library is accepting entries to the Rockin’ Teen Poetry Contest.  Young writers, ages 12-18, may submit an original poem. The contest will be open from Monday, April 13, 2020 – Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

The top five poems will be turned into a book which will become part of the Round Rock Public Library’s local author collection for children. Selected writers will also be invited to showcase their work at the Round Rock Public Library’s annual Local Author Fair. 

Contest guidelines:

  • Writers may enter one original poem in any format – rhymed, free verse, haiku or other.
  • The poem must be a maximum of 500 words, no more!
  • Writers must be ages 12-18.
  • Previously published poems will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be received before Thursday, April 30th at 5:00 pm.

How to enter the contest: 

  • Read the contest guidelines. 
  • Write your poem!
  • Save your story in a Word document or in a plain text file. In the e-mail message please include: writer’s name,  writer’s age, an e-mail address and/or phone number and the poem title.  Attach the file and email it to: Jane Dance at jdance@roundrocktexas.gov


Please contact Jane at jdance@roundrocktexas.gov or 512-218-7012.


April 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
April 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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