National Poetry Month Poetry Contest!
(Previously known as the Gatsby Days Poetry Contest)
Write one or two poems (no off-color language)
Each poem must be titled and typed or neatly written using Times New Roman 12
One poem per page
Send poems to address below
A Cover Sheet with Name, address, phone and your email address (adults and teens)
*Deadline for adults is February 15, 2018
*Deadline for children is March 1, 2018
*Cash prizes will be awarded for the Top Three Adult Poems
1st Prize: $25, 2nd Prize: $15, 3rd Prize: $10
Top Children’s Poems
Grades K-5 – $5, $3, $1 Grades 6-12 – $8, $5, $3
These prizes will be given for each grade level.
*By submitting poem(s), you are giving us permission to publish your poem(s) in a local chapbook (poetry booklet) to be sold at the poetry reading as a fundraiser.
*Winners will be contacted after the judging is completed
*We encourage you to read your poem(s) Saturday, April 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at the Poetry Reading. You will be contacted when the venue is announced. Prizes will be awarded at this time.
Send Entries to:
Mail to Sharon Senger, 213 Virginia Road, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Email to email@example.com
Mail to Stephany Hughes, 404 Piedmont Place, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and email address.