North Branch Area Library Youth Poetry Contest

The North Branch Area Library invites youth poets from around the region to participate in their 9th annual Poetry Contest!

The theme for 2020 is: Family

Entries will be broken down into four age groups:

K-2nd Grade

3-5th Grade

6-8th Grade

9-12th Grade


Entries will begin being accepted Tuesday, March 17th.

All entrees will be due on Friday, April 17th.

Judging will take place on Saturday, April 18th.

The contest will take place on Saturday, April 25 at 10:30am.

Entries can be submitted in person or online. If you are bringing your entry in please print the entry form and attach it to your poem. Poems with contact information on the poem entry itself will not be accepted. Entry forms will also be available at the library.


All participants are required to read their poem on Saturday, April 25 at 10:30 AM in the Community Room and be present to receive their prizes. There will be a $5.00 prize for all participants and one $25.00 Grand Prize for each of the four age brackets: K-2nd grade, 3-5th grade, 6-8th grade, and 9-12th grade.