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To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library is proud to announce its twelfth annual Poetry Without Paper contest. This contest is open to all students living in Gloucester.

WHO: All students of elementary, middle, and high school age who live in Gloucester are eligible whether or not they attend school in Gloucester. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. You will need an email address to complete a submission.

WHEN: Submissions will be accepted from Wednesday, April 1st through Thursday, April 30th, 2015.

DETAILS: Each student may enter up to three poems. Each entry must represent the student’s own work and be previously unpublished. Whole class assignments should reflect the student’s creativity not a specific topic or theme.

PRIZES: Each winner will receive a cash prize, a book of poetry, publication of the winning poem, an invitation to read the poem at the awards ceremony, and the chance to appear on the local TV program The Writer’s Block. Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken will present the awards at the Sawyer Free Library on Thursday, June 4th, at 7 PM.