JURIED POETRY CONTEST RULES
The 4th Annual Youth Poetry Contest will celebrate youth literacy and creative expression. Original works of poetry on the theme, "What My Library Means to Me" may be entered for consideration in one of the following school grade categories:
- 1st and 2nd grades
- 3rd and 4th grades
- 5th and 6th grades
- 7th and 8th grades
- 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades
Entrants must live or attend school in Hayward, California.
Entries must be submitted by the creator of the original work. Only original, previously unpublished works will be considered. Anonymous entries will not be considered. Limit one entry per child/youth.
Entries must be submitted no later than April 8, 2016. Late entries will not be considered.
5. HOW TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY
Entries may be submitted online through this website. Scroll down and click the "Proceed to Entry Form" button. Paper entries also are accepted, but paper entries must be submitted with a completed application form.
6. SELECTION PROCESS
Entries will be reviewed by a juried panel of Hayward librarians and expert volunteers. Award winners will be selected in each category on the basis of the quality of the work, relevance to theme, eligibility of entrant, etc., as determined by the panel. The panel's decisions are final.
7. AWARD CEREMONY
Winning entries will be presented in a special ceremony at the Hayward City Council at 6:15 pm on April 26, 2016.
9. COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER
All entries become the property of Friends of Hayward Library for publication purposes. By submitting an entry to this contest, the entrant agrees to release to Friends of Hayward Library nonexclusive rights to reproduce the submitted work in all languages, formats, media, and editions.