WaxPrint Poetry Contest
For Middle and High School Ages hosted by the Teen Advisory Board at Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough, NC. For more information or help submitting your work, contact Miss Kafi at kallah@orangecountync.gov or 919.245.2536.
"WaxPrint" is a zine put together by Orange County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB). It is a compilation of art and writing submissions by middle and high school age people who live in and around Orange County, NC. In addition to producing "WaxPrint," TAB is also working with Dee Stribling, Hillsborough's Poet Laureate, to open poetry programming at the Library up to a wider audience, including teens and tweens. To do that, TAB is seeking original works of poetry from middle and high school age youth to publish in WaxPrint and have recited at a poetry reading in May hosted by Dee.
All submissions for this contest will be considered for publication in WaxPrint. Five works will be selected as first through fifth place winners of additional prizes, including tickets for Animazement, which takes place May 23 - May 26 at the Raleigh Convention Center, for the first place winner. Winning authors will also have the opportunity to recite their works at poetry reading hosted by Dee Stribling at the Library in Hillsborough on Wednesday, May 15th from 6-7pm.
Entry Rules and Specifications
Entry Rules:
*You must be middle to high school aged to enter. You don't, however, have to be a resident of Orange County, currently enrolled in school, or a member of Orange County Public Library to enter (BUT remember that it's free to get a library card at OCPL if you live in Orange, Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, or Person Counties).

*Each applicant may submit up to two works of poetry for this contest. The work can be on any theme as long as it is your own original work.

*Submitted works must be no more than one, 8.5 in x 11 inch page long using 12pt, Times New Roman font. Spacing doesn't matter, but no font kerning is allowed.

*Make sure that your name and the title of the work both appear on the document you upload.

Submissions and Deadlines
Click "Next" to upload your work. All submissions must be in .pdf, .doc, or .docx, format. The deadline for submission is 11:59pm on May 1st, 2019.
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