Annual Poetry Contest

Due to a technical issue with an email address, we did not receive some of the poems that were submitted for the poetry contest via email. We are now accepting poems until April 7th. If you submitted a poem via email, please RESUBMIT to the same address – [email protected]i. The email issues have been resolved.

Celebrate National Poetry Month by entering your original poem between March 1st and March 31st!

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: March 1 – March 31
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 be featured in the Easley Library’s Poetry Out Loud open mic event in April. To qualify for prizes, all entries must follow contest guidelines and complete contact information must be submitted. Deadline for submission is March 31st 2024.
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.