Poetry Competition 2021 is now open!

Published on 28 June 2021

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Upper Hutt Libraries’ annual Poetry Competition is back! Celebrate with us in the lead-up to National Poetry Day on 27 August and create a poem on the theme “Dreams”.  The Poetry Competition is open from 25 June 2021 - 1 August 2021, all entries must be submitted by 4pm 1 August 2021.

Awards night will be held on 27 August at Upper Hutt Libraries from 6 - 7:30pm

  • Children 5 - 12yrs
  • Teens 13 - 17yrs
  • Adults

Submit your poem below

Terms and Conditions

  • All entries must be received by 4pm, 1 August 2021.
  • Poems must have the theme of 'Dream'.
  • Poems must fit on an A4 page.
  • Poems must be original and not have been submitted to any previous competition or promotion.
  • Prizes are awarded in each category and a People's Choice Award in the Adult's category only.
  • Entries must be submitted with this form to a drop box at Central or Pinehaven library, or entered online.
  • Entries must be entered with an official entry form.
  • In the event of being shortlisted, you must be available to attend the Poetry Awards Night at our Central Library on Friday 27 August 2021.


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