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Rockland Library offers Earth Day poetry contest

Mar 31, 2020

Rockland — Do you love flowers, animals, birds or fish? How does getting out into nature make you feel? Are you concerned with climate change, the water we drink, or Earth’s biodiversity? This year we want to hear why Earth Day is important to you.



Child 1 = Ages four to seven

Child 2 = Ages eight to 12

Teen = Ages 13 to 17

Adult = Age 18+.

Interpret the theme any way you like, but do not write outside the theme. Limit entries to one per person. Poems may be submitted from March 4 through April 15. We will announce the winners Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day.

Teens and Adults:

Poems to be submitted have only the following guidelines: Line limit- approximately 40 lines (or what fits on one side of a single sheet of paper in 12 point font). Two copies of the poem must be submitted, one with no identifying information and one with name, address, phone number, email (optional) on the back of the poem. Poems should be typed.

Child 1 and Child 2:

Write a poem of any length up to a single page. Accompanying art is welcome, but not required. Provide two copies, one with no name and one with name, home address and  school contact information. Poems in the categories of Child 1 and Child 2 do not need to be typed.

By entering the Poetry Contest, you agree to allow the Rockland Public Library to use and/or reproduce your poem (in part or whole), credited to author, for use in promotional material or as part of a collected work. Winners will be announced by Earth Day, April 22. Contact Jessica at the Rockland Public Library at 594-0310 or for further info.

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