Library hosts teen poetry contest

Kids grades seven through 12 have until 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29 to enter Claremont Helen Renwick Library’s teen poetry contest.

Winning poems will be published in a booklet anthology. Poems cannot exceed 25 lines or be longer than one page and will be judged in three categories: grades seven and eight, nine and 10, and 11 and 12. The top poem of each category will receive a $50 gift card, second place $30. The top five in each category will be printed and displayed at the library.

Entry forms are available at the library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont. Completed forms and poems can be submitted there, or by mail, or via email to Contestants are allowed one entry.

Finalists will be contacted by Monday, May 15 and winners must pick up their prize by Wednesday, May 31. This contest, a first for the library, is sponsored by the Friends of the Claremont Library.

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