Winners will be contacted by May 23rd!

Annual Poetry Contest

Celebrate National Poetry Month by entering your original poem between April 1st and April 30th!

The contest is open to poets of all ages. A winner will be selected from each category: Youth (11 & under), Teens (12-18), and Adults (19 & up)
Submit original poem: April 1 – April 30
Any style of poetry is permitted. Only one entry per person. Entries need to be 36 lines or less. Must include the author’s name, age, and contact information (phone#, mailing address, and/or email address). Winners selected from three age categories will receive $100 cash prizes and will have the opportunity to read their poems for our virtual program to be posted on social media in May. To qualify for prizes, all entries must follow contest guidelines and complete contact information must be submitted. Deadline for submission is April 30th 2022.
Options for submitting your original poem:
  • Drop off at any library location
  • Email to [email protected]
  • Mail to:
    Pickens County Library System
    Poetry Contest
    304 Biltmore Road, Easley, SC 29640
Additional questions? Email or call 864-850-7077.