All submissions were judged by poet Phillip Burgess. Poems were judged for form, creativity, richness of language, and imagery. This years poetry contest received a total of 330 submissions. Look for copies of the winning poems in the local news paper or pick up your copy at your branch library.
1st place – Richard Brue, Bull Lake for “She Always Returns Home”
2nd place – Ray Stout, Libby for “Susurrous”
3rd place – Julie Waters-Barcomb, Libby for “In Sickness and in Health”
Honorable mention – Isiaha Boyd, Libby for “Counting”
1st place – Jazmyn Schumacher, Eureka for “Untitled”
2nd place – Zac Willis, Libby for “Moon Phases”
3rd place – Addie Bash, Rexford for “Her”
Honorable mention – Rubie Guthrie, Libby for “I am True and Passionate”
Honorable mention – Yeshara Robertson, Libby for “Spring”
1st place – Porter Hollingsworth, Libby for “Dizzy Desert”
2nd place – Alli Clemons, Libby for “Cups Falling”
3rd place – Kyran Boltz, Libby for “The Woody Woods”
Honorable mention – Olivia Prater, Libby for “Untitled”
- Entry is FREE.
- Limit of two poems per person. Please submit 2 copies of each poem. One should include your name, address, and phone number. The other should only contain the poem itself.
- No more than 100 lines per poem.
- There is no theme this year and all styles are welcome (rhyme is not necessary).
- Please write “Junior (preschool – 5th grade),” “Youth (6th – 12th grade),” or “Adult on top of each poem.
- Winning poems will be submitted to local newspapers and printed for distribution at the library.
- Prizes will be awarded to the authors of the top three poems in each category at the Poetry Extravaganza on May 9th at 5 pm at AuntT’s Coffee Corner in Libby.
- Submit poems to Lincoln County Public Libraries at any branch – Libby, Eureka and Troy
- Entries can also be turned in to the offices of all county school buildings until the morning of Friday, April 27th, 2018