Students are invited to enter a youth poetry contest sponsored by The Westport Garden Club, the Westport Library, Town Poet Laureate Jessica Noyes McEntee and the Westport Arts Advisory Committee.
Who Can Enter?
The contest, affiliated with the National Garden Club's Youth Poetry Contest, is open to students kindergarten through grade 9 including public and private schools and home-schooled students.
This competition enables youth to embrace their creativity through the art of writing. The theme of the contest is:
“Seeds, Trees, and Bees…Oh My – Celebrating the Diversity of Nature”
Guidelines for Entries:
Poems should be submitted by email to: [email protected] by JANUARY 6, 2023
Judging Scale of Points
The poems selected by a jury committee will then be submitted to the regional organization, New England Garden Clubs for another round of judging. The region's final selections will be submitted for National Garden Club Awards where winning entries will be compiled into a booklet, and made available to the winners. Locally- poets will be invited to read from their work at a library event, open to the public to celebrate poetry
Entries should be sent by January 6, 2023, to [email protected]
To view guidelines and see the 2022 winning entries, please visit:https://www.gardenclub.org/poetry-contest