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Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

Free – $15

The 11th Annual Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition
with final judge, NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

Eligibility and Guidelines

The adult competition is open to any poets nationwide, except for members of the Lanier Library Staff, its Board of Directors, or competition judges.
Previously published poems are not eligible for the competition.
There are two categories for entries: Adults (18+) and Students(13-18)
Poems are to be typed in 12-point font (single spaced) and may not exceed 40 lines. If submitting by mail, please include two copies of each poem with the poet’s name on only one copy.
Adult poems may be submitted electronically through February 15, 2020 through the Submittable link , by mail, or in person. (If by mail, please include the appropriate application form (Adult or Student) and a check for the appropriate entry fee made payable to the Lanier Library.)
There is an entry fee of $15 per poem for adults.

For more info:


February 15
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Free – $15


Lanier Library
72 Chestnut Street
Tryon, NC 28782 United States


Lanier Library