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5th Annual Writing Contest 2024




5th Annual writing contest hosted by Navajo County Library District


Adventures in Poetry Writing Contest


The theme for the writing contest this year matches our Summer Reading Program. The theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library” and for this contest we are asking that each poem be an original poem about adventure of some type, and may include details from related history, or major events, etc. These are only a few suggestions; we are excited to see your version of this theme.


*** Please attach a completed registration/release form to your entry. ***




  1. Must be an original poem of the registered participant.
  2. No folders or binders accepted.
  3. All entries should be submitted on 8 ½ by 11 sized paper. Digital entries may be sent to and should be in a 12 -14 pt font. Please submit the registration and poem together.
  4. Age groups and word counts:

          Early Story Tellers as Illustrators up to 6 years of age – 4- 8 illustrations

          Younger Writers 7 to 9 years minimum word count 25

           Pre-teens 10-12 years- minimum word count 50

           Adults 18+ - minimum word count 75

           Maximum 2 pages – entries of more than 2 pages will not be judged.

           Entries must be submitted May 15, 2023 - June 21, 2024.

  1. Prizes will be awarded to one winner and a runner up in each age group.
  2. Winners will be notified by July 12, 2024
  3. Every entry must include the completed registration/release form. Poems submitted without a signed release will not be considered.


If you have any questions or would like help with writing resources, feel free to contact Katy Pearson at | Desk -928-524-4744 | Cell -928-386-0106