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Sidewalk Poetry

Promo image for sidewalk poetry

*The Call for Submissions is currently closed. Please check back in fall 2024 for our next round of entries.*

Call for Submissions

Mead Library and the City of Sheboygan Public Works are soliciting original poetry from local residents as part of the city’s second annual Sidewalk Poetry Program. 

Up to three poems will be selected and stamped onto public sidewalk squares that are slated for repair throughout the city. 

The program is open to City of Sheboygan residents ages 16+. In addition, students ages 16+ who attend school in Sheboygan but live outside the city are also eligible. 

Submissions must be original poems written by the entrant. Please read through the additional guidelines below.

Submissions for 2024 will be accepted using the link below from Oct. 2, 2023 through Jan. 2, 2024. Or, pick up a paper form at Mead Library. 

 

Submit a Poem

 

Submission Guidelines

  • The program is open to City of Sheboygan residents ages 16+. In addition, students ages 16+ who attend school in Sheboygan but live outside the city are also eligible. 

  • A poem can be previously published or unpublished, as long as it is original work by the entrant.

  • Applicants may submit one poem per year.

  • Subject matter must be appropriate for the general public.

  • Poems must fit within a maximum of ten lines, including any title and stanza breaks; have no more than 35 characters per line, including punctuation and spaces; and have no more than 225 characters overall, including punctuation and spaces.

  • Entries will be accepted through Jan. 2, 2024.