April 2015 Poetry Contest

Melba Geoffroy Memorial Poetry Contest

Our annual poetry contest at the Danville Public Library

Melba Geoffroy Memorial Poetry Contest

In memoriam of past director, Melba Geoffroy and in conjunction with National Poetry Month in April, the Danville Public Library will sponsor a poetry contest for all ages. Poems must be original works and must be submitted from April 1st to April 30th. There will be three divisions for entry in this contest: 18-adult, 13-17, and 12 and under. Each division will have a panel of 3 judges from the community. Contestants may enter up to 2 poems; each poem must be typed or computer generated on 8 ½ by 11 inch white paper in Arial or Times New Roman font. No graphics or color ink please. Do not put contestant’s name on the poem. Each poem must be titled and no longer than 40 lines. Your poem will be assigned a number, as this will be a blind judging. Please submit the poems attached to the entry form which can be obtained at either circulation desk of the library or online at dplindiana.org.

There are no restrictions on form or content; excellence will be the only criteria in judging. A first prize of $35.00 will be awarded in each division. There will also be a second ($25) and third prize ($15) in each division, and everyone who participates will receive a certificate. Winning poems will be published in the DPL newsletter. In future years, we may publish an anthology of past entries. This contest is limited to Hendricks County residents or DPL patrons. For additional information, please stop by or call the library (317-745-2604).

Melba Geoffroy Memorial Poetry Contest

Wednesday, April 1st, 9pm to Thursday, April 30th, 8pm

101 S Indiana St


For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.