Submit one original poem to any Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL) location, WriterHouse*, or via our online entry form for a chance to win prizes and glory.
- Entries are due Oct. 16, 2023 by 5 p.m. for poets age 18 and above.
- The theme this year is The Importance of Community.
- One 30-line or less poem may be submitted by each contestant.
- Prizes: $200 Visa gift card for the winner and $100 Visa gift card for the runner-up.
- UVA English Professor Debra Nystrom will judge finalists (a panel of judges will review the entries).
- See full poetry contest guideline and form here.
- Winners will be contacted directly and a public announcement will be posted on the JMRL blog at jmrlblog.com.
NOTE: For entries mailed to WriterHouse, please mail to P.O. Box 222, Charlottesville, VA 22902, not to 508 Dale Avenue.