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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The 23rd Annual Poetry Contest is on the way! 

Welcome to Fresno County Public Library's 23rd Annual Poetry Contest happening April 1st through April 30th. Poems will be judged by talented, local professionals and our winners will be celebrated at an in-person Awards Ceremony in June 2022. 

Visit: to participate.

See below for additional information.

The contest runs from April 1st – April 30, 2022.
Winning poems will be announced online and in person on June 4th, 2022.  

3rd-5th Grade
6th-8th Grade
9th-12th Grade
Adult (18 and up)

Winners in each category will receive a gift card, generously donated by the Friends of the Fresno County Public Library.
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25

Submit your poem using the link on this site.
Participants must be residents of Fresno County.
One poem can be submitted per person.
Poems written in previous years can be submitted.
No previously published poems will be accepted (including but not limited to theses, academic journals, and online publications).
Poems can be submitted in English or Spanish. 
Participants will retain the copyright on their poems.
FCPL reserves the right to not publish poems that violate the FCPL Rules of Conduct and Comments Policy (linked below).
Participants are responsible for ensuring the poems submitted do not violate the guidelines for the contest and are not plagiarized or violate an existing copyright.

Remember: This contest is for all ages so please use appropriate language. The Library reserves the right to not publish or post entries. Poems that violate the FCPL Rules of Conduct and the Comments policy (linked below) or violate the rules of the FCPL Poetry Contest will not be eligible and will not be published.

Rules of Conduct
Comments Policy