2014 East Lake County Library Poetry Contest

In Honor of National Poetry Month in April the East Lake County Friends of the Library is sponsoring the 12th Annual Poetry Contest. Prizes will be awarded and the winners and ribbons will be awarded to all participants. The contest will be judged by the Palm Writer's Group.

Age Groups:

Children's Group: up to 12 years old
Teen Group: 13-18 years old
Adult Group: 19+ years old

Qualifying entries should be:

Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each age group
1st place - $50 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million
2nd place - $25 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million
3rd place - $15 Gift certificate to Books-A-Million


How to Submit Your Entries

Entries are being accepted now through May 3, 2014.
There is no limit to how many entries one can submit.

  1. Submit your entry online via the Submission Form (PDF or Word Files only)

  2. Submit your poem with completed entry form at any of the 15 Lake County Library System libraries.

  3. Fax your poem with completed entry form to (352) 383-9982.

  4. Mail your poem with completed entry form to:
    11th Annual Poetry Contest
    East Lake County Library
    31340 County Road 437
    Sorrento, FL 32776

    Entry forms will be available at any Lake County Library location or download printable entry form here. Incomplete forms will not be considered

For more information contact:
Scott N. Amey
SAmey@lakeline.lib.fl.us
East Lake County Library
(352) 383-9980

Poetry Contest Sponsors
Friends of the East Lake County Library
Palm Writers Group

Contest Winners

2010 Winners
2009 Winners
2008 Winners
2007 Winners
2006 Winners
2005 Winners
2004 Winners
2003 Winners
2002 Winners