RULES:Poem's author must be a resident of Essex County in Massachusetts.Poem's author must be a teen in grades 6 to 12.Poem entries must be original work.Maximum of 3 poems per author may be entered.THEME: Poem(s) must incorporate the theme of: perfection. (Contest judges will deduct points from poems that do not have a perfection theme or an associative perfection metaphor such as whole, sublime, peak, rareness, ideal, etc. as a theme.) All poems must be submitted by midnight on April 30, 2017.Each poem must have a title.An entry form must be filled out for EACH poem submitted.Contest winners and honorable mentions will be announced at the Poetry Contest Reception at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, on Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. You must be present at the Reception to win. All winners and honorable mentions are required to read or recite their poem aloud at the Reception. Your poem will be disqualified if you are not present at the reception. Please do not submit a poem if you will not be able to attend the reception. Winning poems will be published on the Library's Informed Teens blog and in local newspaper(s).