Take part in a Library tradition and submit your poems throughout the month of April. Submitted poems will be reviewed by a talented panel of judges, in early May, and a ceremony honoring our winners and all of our contest participants will be held on Sunday, May 20 (2-3 pm) in the Saroyan Gallery at Fresno County Public Library's Central (Downtown Fresno) branch. Refreshments and music will be punctuated by poetry readings from the winners!
The contest runs from April 1 - 30, 2018
Award ceremony held on May 20, 2018
Winners in each category will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card, generously donated by the Friends of the Fresno County Public Library.
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25
All poems must be submitted using the webform on this site, which will be made available on April 1st. Only one poem per person will be considered for the contest. You must be a Fresno County resident to participate. If you are younger than 13, your parent must complete and submit the entry form for you. If you are a teacher and want to submit poems from your class, please call us at 559-600-6174.
New this year: Poems in the adult category will be accepted in English or Spanish (some of our judges are bilingual in English and Spanish.)
Remember: This contest is for all ages so please use appropriate language. The Library reserves the right to not publish or post entries. However, all poems will still be considered by the judges.