Flight of Imagination Poetry Contest
Calling all Westport student poets! We need your poems!
As part of the Westport Public Library’s WestportREADS program, you are invited to explore the idea of flight in an original poem for the Flight of Imagination Writing Contest, which is open to all Westport students.
WestportREADS is an annual program designed to encourage dialog inspired by literature, and this year, the theme book is the novel, I Was Amelia Earhart. We’re inviting you to explore the idea of flight—what does it mean to you? Is it a journey? A staircase? A lift off from LaGuardia after a three-hour delay? Something a bird does? A quick escape? Where will your poetry take you? The sky’s the limit!
Entries will be judged in the categories of elementary school, middle school, and high school. The contest begins Thursday, December 1st, and the deadline for submissions is Friday, January 13. Winners will be announced January 27.
Please email your poem to jlewis [at] westportlibrary [dot] org or knash [at] westportlibrary [dot] org and include the following:
- name, age, address, phone number, and email address.
- Entrants cannot be related to staff members of the Westport Public Library.
- Only one entry per person.
- Word count: haiku up through 150 words.
- Barnes and Noble gift cards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age category.
- Winning entries will be published on the Westport Library website.
- Winners will be notified by phone.
Visit our WestportREADS page more information about this year's WestportREADS selections and events.