Juried Poetry Contest


"Celebrating Hayward: Past, Present, Future"

Friends of Hayward Library and Hayward Poet Laureate Bruce Roberts proudly announce a Juried Poetry Contest to celebrate the grand opening of Hayward's 21st Century Library and Heritage Plaza in Spring 2018.

Original works of poetry on the theme, "Celebrating Hayward: Past, Present, Future" may be entered for consideration in one of the following two Categories:

  1. Poetry (text only)
  2. Graphic (text+design, see guidelines)

Limit one entry per person. Entrants must live, work, attend school or otherwise have a clear and demonstrable personal connection to Hayward, California. Entries must conform to the rules and guidelines listed on this site. Click here to read the complete Contest Rules.

Entries are accepted from December 9, 2017 through January 30, 2018.

Winners will be announced in March, 2018. Winning entries will be presented in a special ceremony at the 21st Century Library grand opening in Spring, 2018.

Learn about the Categories