2018 Rhyme On Poetry  Contest

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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 1 through May 15. 

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

Best Love Poem
Best “Loudoun” Poem
Funniest Poem

Poems may or may not rhyme.
Poets entering this contest must be at least 18 years old.
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Your work must be in English, original and previously unpublished (including on the Internet) and not scheduled for publication anywhere before June 4, 2018.
A poem that is unpublished but has won a monetary award in any other contest is ineligible.

Create a title page with the poem's title and the category.
Your poem may not exceed two (2) 8.5-by-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: 
Home address
Phone number

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 15 (11:59 p.m.) to: rhymeon@library.loudoun.gov

Winners will be announced June 4 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.