2017 Rhyme  On! Contest

The 2017 contest is underway!

2016 winners | 2015 winners.

Poets! Here's your chance to share your work with the Loudoun County community and win a prize to boot in our annual Rhyme On! contest. Submit your work in one of four categories April 15 through May 31, 2017. 

Winning prizes ($65) and runner-up prizes ($25) will be awarded in the following categories:

Best Love Poem
Best “Loudoun” Poem
Funniest Poem
Free-Verse

Eligibility
Poems may or may not rhyme.
Poets entering this contest must be at least 18 years of age.
Only one (1) poem per poet may be submitted.
Your work must be in English, original and previously unpublished (including on the Internet) and not scheduled for publication anywhere before July 5, 2017.
A poem that is unpublished but which has won a monetary award in any other contest is ineligible.

Submissions
Create a title page with poem title and the category.
Your poem may not exceed two (2) 8.5 x 11 inch pages of paper when printed.
Font: Arial
Font size: 12
The first and second page of the poem should have a header with the poem’s title and page number.

Add a final page with the title of the poem and your contact information: 
Name
Home address
Phone number
Email

The document name should be the poem’s title. Please do not include your name in the document name.

Attach your Microsoft Word readable document (please do not send a PDF) to an email and make the subject line the title of your poem

Send only your final draft by May 31, 2017 (11:59 p.m.) to: rhymeon@library.loudoun.gov

Winners will be announced online July 5, 2017 on Loudoun County Public Library’s website and winners will be mailed their prizes.

Participants of this program grant Loudoun County Public Library the right to publish their names and work in part or full and use their names and work in print and electronic publications. Participants also waive any copyright protection with respect to the right of Loudoun County Public Library to reproduce their work.

Please note that entries not in compliance with the above will be disqualified.