Sunday, April 10, 2011

Kinnelon's 2011 Poetry Contest: April 28 Deadline

Kinnelon's 2011 Poetry Contest: April 28 Deadline
Are you ready - for the fourth annual Kinnelon Library Poetry Contest? The deadline is April 28th. 

The Poetry Contest is great fun and definitely worth getting your child involved in. In case you're still considering, here are details from Emma Whittemore, long-time veteran of the Kinnelon Poetry Contest...

Kinnelon Poetry Contest

On April 28, the Kinnelon Library will be sponsoring a Poetry Contest. This will be their 4th year doing it.  I have done it ever since.

Two years ago, I won the written poem part of the poetry contest in the Kindergarten - 1st Grade category.  My poem was titled "Oh, how I love Spring."

There are two choices that you can compete in for the Kinnelon Poetry Contest. You can submit a written poem. You can also do the Oral Recitation of your or someone else's poem.

I have done both every year. The poetry contest helps with my writing. Reciting poetry has helped me with speaking in front of people. I like the clapping at the end of the oral recitation.

If you choose to do the Kinnelon Poetry Contest, all entries must be in by April 28th.

Check out some of the older blogposts about past Kinnelon Poetry Contests. My Mom wrote about the winners and in one I'm reciting my poem.  I hope you like it:
Good luck to all poets!  Remember, no one is a loser. We are all winners.

Thank you.

For more information check out the Kinnelon Library where you can get an entry form.

Per the flyer above, the April Kinnelon Poetry Contest coincides with National Poetry Month celebrations. [ offers ideas for celebrating, including an iPhone app that flows poems to your phone. Also check out the free Poetry Foundation iPhone app which I've just downloaded.]

Kinnelon's Fourth Annual Poetry Contest started on April 1st, 2011. Deadlines are as follows:

Written Poetry must be submitted by April 28, 2011.
Sign up for Oral Poetry Recitation by Thursday, April 28, 2011.

The Oral Poetry Recitation Competition takes place Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 5pm in the Kinnelon's Children's Library. Winners will be announced and prizes [which include a $100 Savings Bond] given out after the oral poetry recitation.

Kinnelon Poetry Contest Categories:
  • Kindergarten - 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade - 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade - 5th Grade
You can obtain an entry form from the Kinnelon Library.

I hope to see you at the Kinnelon Library for the 2011 Kinnelon Poetry Contest.


John said...

The poets are wrong of course.... But then poets are almost always wrong about facts. That's because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth: which is why the truth they speak is so true that even those who hate poets by simple and natural instinct are exalted and terrified by it.
William Faulkner

CB Whittemore said...


Faulkner has a glorious way with words.

Thank you.


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