The competition is held every year in memory of Tim Mumford, a Cornwall graduate who was a talented musician and writer. The winners read their poems to an appreciative audience, after which they received their awards during a special ceremony that took place in the library’s community room.

The 2017 winners are:

Ages 5-6 – Clara E. Sanford, “A Whole New World Under the Water”

Ages 7-9 – Adalyn Brown, “Eat a Poem”

Ages 10-12 – David Michael Kramer, “Thoughts from the Other Side”

Age 13-15 – Ellie Barth, “Fire”

Age 16-18– Katelyn Lipton, “A Forced Slumber”

Best Overall Poem – Wyatt McNabb Phillips, “Falcon”