All Entries Are Due By Tuesday, April 18th at 3:30 PM

Rules & Guidelines​

This contest is open to ages 5 and over who live in Ellis County, Texas.

 

Poems must be original and previously unpublished works.

 

One entry per poet.

 

Inappropriate content and/or language will disqualify the poem from the contest.

 

Please email all submissions to npsimswritingcontest@gmail.com.  

  • The poem must be no longer than two pages typed.

  • Number each page of your poem.

  • Please title your poem.

  • DO NOT WRITE YOUR NAME ANYWHERE ON THE POEM.

  • The subject line of the email should read "Irene Emerson Poetry Contest."

  • You must include the title of the poem, poet's name and age, and contact information in the BODY of the email.

  • We will only accept .doc, .docx, and .pdf formats.

 

Poems must be submitted by 3:30 PM on April 18, 2020.

Prizes

Adults

1st - $150 Amazon GC

2nd - $75 Amazon GC

3rd - $50 Amazon GC

 

Teens

1st - $150 Amazon GC

2nd - $75 Amazon GC

3rd - $50 Amazon GC

 

Trophies will be awarded to the following age groups:​

 

5-6

7-8

9-12​​​

Winners Will Be Announced 

April 30th.

For questions please email youthsvcs@simslib.org or contact us using the "Contact Us" link below.

© 2027 Nicholas P. Sims Library and Lyceum

515 W. Main St. Waxahachie, TX 75165