Please note: The Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum will be closed to the public from October 1, 2016 through April 22, 2017. The garden will remain open year-round for visitors and is open each day from dawn until dusk.
The Museum plans to reopen the week of April 22-29, 2017 for Lynchburg's Garden Day during the Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Week.
The 25th Annual Anne Spencer Poetry Contest:
Finalists' Poetry Performances & Announcement of Winners
Robert S. Payne Elementary Auditorium
1201 Floyd St, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
Thursday, October 27
Join us to celebrate our young authors on Thurs., Oct. 27! Fifteen finalists will perform their poetry for a live audience and panel of judges. Following the performances, awards and a $100 cash prize will be given to one winner in each of the three grade categories (Kindergarten—3rd Grade; 4th—8th Grade; and 9th—12th Grade).
ABOUT THE CONTEST
All students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 are encouraged to submit poetry for the Anne Spencer Poetry Contest by Friday, October 7.
-Email entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Entries must be the original work of the student.
-No explicit language.
-Only one poem entry per person will be accepted.
The poems will be blind judged and five finalists from each grade category will be selected based on originality and content. Finalists will be notified by Monday, Oct. 17 and should prepare to perform their selected poetry in front of a live audience and a panel of judges at on Thursday, Oct. 27. The Finalists in each grade category will be judged on both their performance and poetry.
The 25th Annual Anne Spencer Poetry Contest is sponsored by:
The Anne Spencer Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Lynchburg City School's Partners in Education
Bank of the James
Book Your Tour or Event
Please make tour requests at least two-weeks prior to your visit.
Book your event, wedding, photo shoot or party in the Anne Spencer Garden!
Please note that the Museum will not be offering tours or rental opportunities between
October 1, 2016 - April 21, 2017.