City of Beaverton

Posted on: March 13, 2018

Teen Poetry Contest: Haiku

BEAVERTON, Ore. – April is National Poetry Month, celebrate by writing poetry! This year, Beaverton City Library and the Beaverton Library Foundation challenge teens in grades 6-12 to write a haiku—a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count (for more information and examples, visit

Cash prizes will be awarded to three winners in middle school and high school. Contest guidelines and an entry form will be posted on the Teens page of the library website at beginning Saturday, Mar. 24.

Entries can be submitted in the Teen Room at the main library located at 12375 SW 5th St or at the Murray Scholls branch located at 11200 SW Murray Scholls Place, and are due on Saturday, Apr. 21.

Winners will be announced at the Teen Poetry Coffee House on Friday, May 4 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Parents, teachers and family members are welcome to stay for the announcement from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; only teens in grades 6-12 may be present for coffee house snacks and poetry from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Winning entries will be posted on the Teens page of the library website on Saturday, May 5.

For more information, visit or call 503-350-4001.

For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.

The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon’s sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active and responsive city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in Money magazine’s Best Places to Live, Beaverton truly is “The Best of Oregon.”

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Group of young adults sitting around tables at Beaverton City Library.

Caption: Enter the Teen Poetry Contest for a chance to win prizes! The deadline to submit is Saturday, Apr. 21.