28th Annual Poetry Competition

The Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT announces its

28th Annual Poetry Competition

Entries will be accepted from January 24, 2022 through February 12, 2022 at the library.

Download Entry Form

Rules for all participants:

  • Poems must be original and unpublished
  • Author must be a resident of Connecticut
  • One poem per letter size page (one side of page only)
  • No more than 40 lines per poem
  • All poems must have titles
  • Author’s name, address, phone number and division should appear on the back of the poem (Poet’s name is not given to the judges)
  • No more than three entries per person

Open to all ages in the following divisions:

Grades 1-3     Grades 4-6     Grades 7-8     Grades 9-12     Adult           

Winners will be notified by phone beginning March 31, 2022, and will be recognized during the library’s annual Poetry Night on April 7, 2022. 

Awards will be provided by the Friends of Acton Public Library.