For the 26th  year, the Young Poets Competition is accepting entries from students throughout Delaware County, from first grade to twelfth grade.  Deadline is March 26, 2016.  Submit one poem per student to any public library in Delaware County.  Poems will be judged by grade level. Original poems must be typed or written neatly on an 8 ½ by 11 size sheet of paper (no odd size or construction paper, please).  The following information should appear on each poem: the student’s name, grade, school, address, and phone (winners will be notified by phone).  Entries without all information will be disqualified and entries will not be returned. Prizes include cash and bookstore gift cards, and all first, second and third prize winners will be published in a booklet featuring the winning poems.

This Young Poets Competition will culminate in a special award event on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., featuring the thirty-six winners of the poetry competition who will read their winning poems at the Redwood Community Playhouse on 6th Street in Upland, Delaware County.  The contest is sponsored by several organizations including the Mad Poets Society, Delaware County Library System, and Rose Tree Media Optimists Club.  Thirty-six student poets, 1st through 3rd prize in 1st through 12th grade, will be honored. Admission is free. 

            For information on this contest, contact Eileen D'Angelo at

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