2021 Poetry Contest

Enter now through April 24, 2021


Poets of all ages are invited to enter the Greenville Public Library's 4th annual poetry contest. Poets may enter from April 1-24, 2021. Poets may submit their poems in person at the library, by mail, or through an online form. The winners will be announced at a virtual poetry reading via Zoom on Saturday, May 1.

Contest Guidelines:

  • Each poet may submit one poem for consideration.
  • Poets may use any poetic form.
  • Poems may not be longer than 1 typed page.
  • The Woodland Whispers Committee will select one winner in each age group: children (through grade 5); young adults (grades 6-12); adults (18+)
  • There will be no winner in any category with only 1 entry
  • Poets do not need to attend the virtual poetry reading to win.

Submit questions via email to greenvillepubliclibrary@yahoo.com or call us at 401-949-3630.