Poetry Contest

In celebration of Halloween and the Hunter’s Moon, the Massillon Public Library invites all local bards to submit their original poems to be entered into our Halloween Poetry Contest!

1. Please address all questions to Laura Klein, Children’s Services and Special Projects Manager, at the Massillon Public Library at 330-832-9831, x319.

2. Writings submitted to the contest must be original work. There is a limit of three poems per entrant.

3. The contest is open to those in Grades 7 through 12 and adults (age 18 and over).

4. Deadline is October 14 by library closing time in person OR by 11:59 p.m. if submitting online.

5. Pieces must be family-friendly.

6. Writings must be submitted with an entry form (signed by a parent or guardian if under 18 years of age) in person OR submitted online. Submissions will not be returned. The Massillon Public Library may reproduce your piece on its website or other social media; however, copyright is retained by the author. Please do not submit your only copy as it will not be returned to you!

7. The decision of the judges is final. Winners will be announced by October 28 and prize packs will be awarded in each competing age group: Grades 7-12 and Adult.

8. Entrants in this contest will be given the opportunity to read their work at the Halloween Hunter’s Moon Poetry Read-In held by the Massillon Public Library on Saturday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m., in the Main Library Auditorium.

9. Poems can be submitted at any of the following locations: the Main Library Children’s or Reference Desks; the Teen Lounge at the Main Library; the main Circulation Desks at the Belloni (Brewster) or Askren (Navarre) Branch; to the staff aboard the MPL Bookmobile; or online.