March 9 - April 16, 2017
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Half Moon Bay Library is holding a poetry contest for teens within the Coastside area.
Show us your creative side. Let your imagination soar! Create an original poem in any poetry style.
- Open to people age 12-19 who live within the Coastside area served by Half Moon Bay Library.
- Entry must be original work – all forms of poetry will be accepted.
- One entry per person. Individually authored poems only. No group efforts, please.
- Maximum length: two typed pages. Please submit poem on 8.5” x 11” paper or online.
- All poems must be typed. Untyped entries will not be judged.
- Poem may be English, Spanish, or bilingual (both original and translation must be by the same teen poet).
- Entry form must be attached to poem; original poem will not be returned.
- Entries must be received between at Half Moon Bay Library.
- Winners will be notified by email, text, or phone.
- By submitting a poem to this contest, the author gives the Half Moon Bay Library permission to include the poem in its digital or print Poetry Contest collection.
- The Teen Poetry Reading Celebration will be held on May 5, 2017 at 7:00PM at the Half Moon Bay Library.
- 1st place: $75
- 2nd place: $50
- Honorable Mention: $25
- Librarian's Choice: $25
Last day to submit is Sunday, April 16, 2017 by 5:00pm.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact librarian Karen Choy at (650) 726-2316 ext. 223 or email.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library.