FARMINGTON — The Farmington Public Library and Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset counties opened their annual poetry contest Feb. 1.

The deadline for submissions is March 24.

The age categories are: Up to 10 years; 11 to 17 years; 18 to 25; and 26 years and older. Prizes for the top three poems in each age category are $25, $15 and $5.

Entries should be submitted to the Farmington Public Library, with name age, and contact information on the back of the poem, not the front.

All poets retain intellectual rights to their poems. Hard copies of poems will not be returned.

Names of the winners will be published and winners notified by April 13.

All are welcome to attend the public reading of the winning poems at 6 p.m. April 27 at the library.

FMI: 207-778-4312, [email protected]

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