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Poetry Contest - Write a Limerick! (Virtual)

Don’t be bashful! Enter a limerick in the Winnetka-Northfield Library District’s “Write a Limerick” contest. You may be a winner! 
Eligibility: Age 16 and up.
Submission Rules: One limerick per entrant. The poem must be your own original work, unpublished in print/online, and shouldn't have won a prior contest. Please:
"Keep your limericks funny and clean,
 not rude, offensive, crude or obscene."

Entries may be submitted to poetry@wnpld.org from February 1 through February 10 by 4:00 p.m. In the body of your email, include:

  • Your name
  • State the first line of your limerick. They are identified by their first line.
  • Your contact information (email address or phone number)

Please attach your poem as a Word document or similar, containing only the poem– NO identifying information.

Alternatively, poems may be mailed to the Winnetka Library, c/o Nick Mall, 768 Oak St., Winnetka, 60093. Typed please, with two pages–one page with your name, first line of the poem only, and phone number. On the second page, just the poem.
Winning entries: Winners will be notified by February 17. Prizes will be awarded for First, Second, and Third Places. One Honorable Mention will be selected. Winnetka Author and Poet Charlotte Digregorio will judge the contest.

The authors of the winning poems will be listed in our weekly online newsletter following the contest.

Monday, February 6, 2023
All Day Event
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)

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