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Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest Information
Awards Ceremony
2003 Winning Poems
Honorable Mentions

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Poetry Contest Information

The El Paso Public Library annually sponsors a poetry contest for children
 in grades 1st through 12th in the El Paso, Texas area.
This year we celebrated our thirteenth year!
The children may write the poems in either English or Spanish.
The awards are given to each grade level and for each language.
The entry forms are usually available in December or January
and are distributed to area schools.
The entry forms are also available in our libraries.
The deadline for the poetry entries is normally in February.
The award ceremony is held during April, which is National Poetry Month.

The deadline for this year's contest was on February 15, 2003.


For the 2004 Poetry Contest

The deadline for entries will be
February 14, 2004, at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Laurel Indalecio
at 915-543-5470 or at indaleciol@ci.el-paso.tx.us



  Number One Students in grades 1 – 12 in the El Paso, Texas region may enter the poetry contest.
  Number Two

All poems must be original poetry written in either English or Spanish by the participant.  Only one entry may be submitted by each participant.

  Number Three Entries will become the property of the Library and will not be returned.
  Number Four


The deadline for submitting poems is Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 5:00 p.m.  Poems may be submitted to any El Paso Public Library location or
mailed to:
                          Poetry Contest
                          El Paso Public Library
                          501 N. Oregon
                          El Paso, TX  79901

No late entries will be accepted.
  Number Five E-mailed entries will not be accepted. 
Number Six
Please include the following information with your entry:
Your name, address, phone number, school, grade, and the
El Paso library you visit (or live nearby.)

Winners of the poetry contest will be contacted by the El Paso Public Library staff.

Winners in each category will receive a new book.



The Youth Services Staff at the El Paso Public Library would like to thank
the judges who volunteer their time and expertise in this annual event.
 Judging in 2003 was held at the Main Library February 27 - March 2, 2003.
The judges read 1410 poetry entries during this time.
The judges who devoted their time to this year's event are:

Angela Burkes - Student of Teacher Education - UTEP
Kerry Ann Gardner - El Paso Community College
Arlina Ingram - KCOS
Patsy King - El Paso Writer's League
Olga Z. Liguori, Ph.D. - Department of Teacher Education - UTEP
Elizabeth F. Martinez - Teacher
Gabriela Mejia - El Paso Public Library
Lesley Pullen - El Paso Community College 
Ellen Treadway - Assistant Chair and Assistant Professor,  - UTEP
      And her energetic group of students who are studying to become teachers:
Diana Angeles
Martha E. Araiza
Amy Armstrong
Barbara Arteaga
Veronica Carbajo
Veronica Cardona
Julie Muela Cottingin
Lionel Frias Jr.
Alejandra Gaona
Lory Garcia
Lourdes Garibay
Ana Patricia Gonzales
Christina Goranson
Yawine Hamilton
Joan Johnston
Lorena Lopez
Shonne Masca
Maria Delia Megliorino
Jacqueline Ortiz
Neysa Olivares
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Teaching and Learning
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Nora C. Peña
Veronica Priego

Vanessa Ramirez
Jennifer Reyes
Marjey Sell
Zulema Smith
Cynthia Ulloa
Irene Villaseñor
Anna Weaver
Lauren Wolfram   

If you are interested in becoming a judge for our future events, please contact
Laurel Indalecio at 915-543-5470 or indaleciol@ci.el-paso.tx.us

Awards Ceremony

The award ceremonies for 2003 will be held at the
Clardy Fox Library on April 2, 2003 for Grades 1-6
and April 9, 2003 for grades 7-12.
Both award ceremonies will be at 6:00 pm. 


2003 Winning Poems  |  2002 Winning Poems

Honorable Mentions 2003  |  Honorable Mentions 2002

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