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General News: Poetry Competition Now Accepting Submissions

February 11, 2017

Calling All Poets, Ages 5-18
Annual Poetry Competition

CORNWALL, NY – Entries are now being accepted for Cornwall Public Library’s 2017 Timothy Mumford Memorial Poetry Competition and young poets, ages 5-18, are invited to participate.

Timothy Mumford was a 1999 graduate of Cornwall High School and a 2003 graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School. Tim studied music and played the piano, guitar and trumpet. He wrote both poetry and song lyrics, and played the featured piano piece during his Gallatin School graduation ceremony at Avery Fischer Hall in Lincoln Center. Tim was also the winner of the 1999 Orange County Day poetry contest. Those who knew him describe him as a kind, sensitive, and artistic young man.

A winner will be picked in five different age categories, as well as a best overall poem, by a panel of independent judges. Submissions will be accepted through 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 20th. Winners in each of the categories will be announced and awards presented at a ceremony on Sunday, April 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s community room.

Rules and more detailed information about the 2017 Timothy Mumford Memorial Poetry Competition are available at the library, on the library’s website,, or by e-mailing Charlotte Dunaief at Submissions can be dropped off at the library during regular hours, e-mailed to:, or mailed to: Cornwall Public Library, Attn: Poetry Competition, 395 Hudson St., Cornwall, NY 12518.

395 Hudson Street

Cornwall, NY 12518

Phone 845-534-8282

Fax 845-534-3827


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