Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest


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1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners selected in each contest category

  1. Five (5) categories include: Love Is All Around Us, Dreams Do Come True, On The Street Where I Live, Gone But Not Forgotten, and A Second Chance.
  2. Poets may submit a maximum of three (3) poems. Select three (3) of the contest
    categories and submit one poem from each.
  3. Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, Haiku, or other accepted poetry forms and of any
    length, up to a maximum of 60 lines.
  4. Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will
    compete in a special “Young Poets” category.
  5. Entry Forms and Contest Rules are available at the Front Desk at the Lincoln Public
    Library at Twelve Bridges and can be downloaded from the following website:
  6. Contest Deadline: Poems must be received no later than Saturday, July 22,
    2017. Early submissions are appreciated. Questions—contact Alan Lowe at