Poetry Contests

The Alfred C. O'Connell Library presents the 20th Annual Student Poetry Contest.

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  • Entrant must be a currently registered GCC student
  • Entries must be original works
  • Limit of 3 entries per person
  • The Library is not responsible for formatting losses and maintains the right to publish winning entries.

Deadline: Midnight, Wednesday, March 31, 2021


"Words--so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become, in the hands of one who knows how to combine them!" Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks, 1848