22nd Annual Poetry Contest

Help us celebrate the 22nd Anniversary
of this local tradition! 

Welcome to Fresno County Public Library's 22nd Annual Poetry Contest happening April 1st through May 21st. Poems will be judged by talented, local professionals. Due to COVID-19 concerns, entries and the announcement of winners will be entirely online this year. We will not be having an in-person awards ceremony. 

We extended the deadline!
Now, the contest runs from April 1st - May 21, 2021.

Winning poems will be announced online on June 18th, 2021.  

3rd-6th Grade
7th-8th Grade
9th-12th Grade
Adult (18 and up)

Winners in each category will receive a gift card, generously donated by the Friends of the Fresno County Public Library.

1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25

Submit your poem using the link on this site. Only online submissions, please, and one poem per person. You must be a Fresno County resident to participate. Poems submitted by non-Fresno County residents will be posted on the blog but will not be eligible for the contest.

Poems can be submitted in English or 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 eligible poems will still be considered by the judges.

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