Poetry and Graphic Art Contest


"Celebrating Hayward: Past, Present, Future"

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

Deadline to enter: February 28, 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 2018.

Learn about the Categories