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Poetry contest announced

December 12, 2017

The Friends of Hayward Library have announced a juried poetry contest to celebrate the grand opening of Hayward’s 21st Century Library and Heritage Plaza.

Original works of poetry on the theme “Celebrating Hayward: Past, Present, Future” may be entered for consideration in one of two categories—Poetry (text only) or Graphic (text and design).

The contest is open to all ages with a limit of one entry per person. Entrants must have a demonstrable personal connection to Hayward, California.

The entry deadline is Jan. 30, 2018, and entries are only accepted electronically through the Friends of Hayward Library website,, where all other contest rules and category specifications also can be found.

Winners will be announced in March. Winning entries will be presented in a special ceremony at the 21st Century Library grand opening in late spring or early summer.