Poet's Corner Contest

The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department and the City of Modesto’s Poets’ Corner Committee are pleased to offer an Annual Poets’ Corner Contest. 

Entries were to be postmarked by Saturday, March 7, 2020 or submitted electronically by 11:59 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Contest Winners

Contest winners will be notified by email (or mail, when email is unavailable).  Due to circumstances beyond our control and for the health and safety of our community while dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, this year’s reception has been cancelled.  The booklet of winning poems may be delayed or cancelled also.  Please check back for further information.  Thank you for your understanding.   

Winning poems will be printed in a booklet that will be placed in the Poets’ Bookshelf, which contains published works by local writers and will be kept at the McHenry Museum. Each winner will receive a copy of the booklet.