In cooperation with Dripping Springs Library, Dripping Spring Poetry Group and New Braunfels Creative Writers the contest has been created for area poets, ages 18 years and older, to share their poetry.  All poets in this area are invited to enter three poems.

PRIZE: $100 for each category.


  • Living the good life of the Hill Country
  • The beauty and nature of the Hill Country
  • The wonder and wisdom of words


Enter up to THREE Poems. TWO copies of each. One with your name and email address.
One without your name to be read by judges.

For each poem entered poet will pay an entry fee:

  • $10.00 for one,
  • $20.00 for two.
  • $25.00 for three

Checks should be made payable to “Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library.”
Mail Entries and Fees to:

Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library
c/o Dripping Springs Community Library
501 Sportsplex Dr,
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Must be received by April 1, 2022. Winners will be notified by August 1, 2022, or upon completion of judging.


  • No poet may be named a winner in more than one category.
  • Poetry may be copyrighted, but a written note approving publication rights must be included.
  • Poetry may not be more than seven verses, or thirty lines.
  • Poems and name of poet may be published or posted by Dripping Springs Community Library.
  • Poems with misspelled words or bad punctuation may be cause for elimination by judges.
  • Poems may not have been previously published.