Adult and Teen Category Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive a gift card to Scout's Coffee Bar & Mercantile in High Bridge, New Jersey. They will also receive a commemorative rosette award.
Children's Category Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive a gift card to Humdoo Ice Cream in Flemington, New Jersey. They will also receive a commemorative rosette award.
Thank you to these fantastic local businesses for supporting our community's poets!
"Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and—of course—poets, marking poetry's important place in our lives." - poets.org
Resources for Poets and Poetry Lovers:
April is National Poetry Month! We are celebrating with the annual HCL April Poetry Contest for Adults, Teens, and Children in Hunterdon County.
March 27 - April 14: Entries open
April 17 - April 30: Poetry Entries Exhibition at Headquarters Library Gallery Space. Come read the original works from our community's talented poets, and view corresponding artwork. A digital poetry gallery will also be viewable on this page.
April 26, 6:30-8:30PM: Poetry Reading & Awards Ceremony. Join us for an evening of original poetry readings from members of our community. Come to read your poem, or come to sit back and enjoy the readings. Contest participants and non-participants alike are welcome to read their piece. We will be announcing the winners and runners-up (and award prizes!) for each category: Adult, Teens, Children 12 and Under. Register for this event.
Questions? Email email@example.com or call the Teen Services Department at 908-788-5586.
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