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Miami-Dade Public Library celebrates National Poetry Month with contest for teens


April is National Poetry Month. Young adults, ages 12-19 years-old, are invited to enter the Miami-Dade Public Library’s fourth annual Poetry Contest to celebrate this special art of communication.

The contest runs from April 1-30, and the theme is Technology. Poems may reflect how teens use technology, the way it’s affected their lives or its impact on society. Poems should be 20 lines or less and will be judged on originality, artistic quality, and emotional impact. Submissions must be the writer's own work and should not have been previously published.

First, second and third place winners will receive Best Buy gift certificates valued at $100, $50 and $25.The top three poems will also be entered in a national contest held by Voice of Youth Advocates. 

Contest entry forms are available at any branch or online at www.mdpls.org. Poems may also be submitted, on the Library’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/miamidadepubliclibrary. Prizes were made possible by the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

Parents, encourage your children to enter this contest as it is an excellent opportunity not just for your child to win a prize but also to express themselves creatively.



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