The Board of Directors of the Evanston Public Library announced the annual poetry competition funded by an endowment to the Library in memory of Jo-Anne Hirshfield. The Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards competition is open to all students, kindergarten through the eighth grade, attending an Evanston elementary or middle school or residing in Evanston, and all high school students and adults in the Chicago area. This year’s guest judge will be Allison Funk. The deadline is Mar. 20.

Awards will be made in four categories: kindergarten through fifth grade; sixth through eighth grade; high school students and adults.