3rd Annual Poetry Contest

Submissions Accepted
March 15–April 15

Calling all teen and adult poets and poets-at-heart: Let’s celebrate National Poetry Month together!

The New Lenox Public Library will be hosting a month-long poetry contest to highlight your creativity. Submit a poem on any topic and in a style of your choosing.

  • All poems will be published in our annual poetry booklet.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top poems in each of the following age categories: Grades 7 – 9, Grades 10 – 12, and (new this year) Adult.
  • Only one poem per person can be entered.
  • Entries accepted only within the United States.

The poem can be any length, type/form, and topic, but because we publish the poems for our community to read, the topic must be appropriate for a wide range of ages.


If you're looking to connect with other local writers or learn how to self-publish with libraries, check out Writers Groups & Resources.

Poetry Contest 2021, March 15–April 15

Submit Your Poem

All poems will be published in our annual poetry booklet. Prizes will be awarded to the top poems in each age category.

The submission form will be linked beginning March 15.

Submissions Begin March 15