Congratulations Poetry Contest Winners

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About the Contest

Congratulations to our 2023 Spring into Poetry contest winners. This year, we challenged all aspiring poets to pen verses read in 3 minutes or less (4500 characters max), and our community certainly delivered! Poems of all kinds were submitted and will be added to our growing local collection of short form literature published online through the Short Edition and Biblioboard (details about Biblioboard) digital collections.

Winning Entries

Ages 0-7

Ages 8-9

Pre-teen 10-12

Teens 13-17

Adults 18+


Each winner will receive a gift certificate to local bookseller Hicklebee's, a recently published poetry book, as well as an assortment of goodies to help keep the words and creativity flowing. Congratulations again, winners, and to all who participated! We look forward to seeing more submissions in our writing contest this fall.