This is the 16th year for the contest, open to residents of Montgomery and adjoining counties (Greene, Miami, Clark, Darke, Preble, Warren and Butler). There are three age categories: Teen (age 13-18), Adult (age 19-59) and Senior (age 60 and over).
Winners are selected in each age category, with first place winning $100, second place $75 and third place $50. Prizes are donated by the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library.
A panel of judges will read the entries in October, and a Poetry Party is scheduled for November 10, at which the awards will be presented. Finalists will be notified in advance. Entry forms with official contest rules are here (NOTE: NO E-SUBMISSIONS). They are also available at all Dayton Metro Library locations and on the website at www.daytonmetrolibrary.org
Entry forms must be attached to each submission, and entries must be received at any Dayton Metro Library location no later than 8:30 p.m. on Monday, September 30. Contact the library’s Community Relations Office at 496-8901 if you need further information.