Your poem becomes the property of the Irving Public Library. It will not be returned to the author.
Each participant must sign the Submission Form granting the library permission to use their name and poetry. The poems may be reproduced and published at the will or the library. If under the age of 18, participants must have the Submission Form signed by a parent or guardian.
Winning poems will be selected in the following categories:
1st to 2nd grade
3rd to 5th grade
6th to 8th grade
9th to 12th grade
Winners will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the Irving Arts Center, at the guest speaker Luis Alberto Urrea's author talk and reception. Prizes will be awarded to first ($100), second ($75) and third place ($50) winners in each category.
All decisions are final.