Kid’s Poetry Contest

2018 Poetry Information

Hey Kids!  Do you want to practice your poem before a local  cowboy poet to get some extra help? 

Come to a “Spurrin’ in the Words” Practice Session with 

Sam DeLeeuw – Professional  Female Poet

Wed. Feb. 28, 2018   7 p.m.

Canyon Elem. Media Center east of   Mountain Crest High School

270 South 1300 East

(Enter through main doors of school)

Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous will be offering a Kids Cowboy Poetry Contest on Saturday morning March 4th at 9 a.m. in the Auditorium at Mt. Crest High School.  Since one of our goals is to keep the western culture “alive”, we want to give the children a chance to share the microphone, practice some public speaking skills, and enjoy this great western heritage, encouraging a new way of helping youth learn to write, read and recite!
  • Open to all youth up to and including High School Seniors.
  • There will be 4 age divisions:  Preschool – 2nd grade; 3 – 5th grade; 6 – 8th grade; 9 – 12th grade.
  • Poetry can be in two categories:
    • “Original Poetry” – poetry composed and recited by the student.   (5 extra points will be given for original poetry).
    • “Recited Poetry” – poetry composed by another author but recited by student.
  • Poetry must be based on western life and culture.
  • Each youth must memorize his/her presentation.
  • 1 Poem / person.
  • Poetry recitation time:  3 – 4 minutes.
  • Poet must be dressed in jeans and long sleeve shirt or in tasteful, western attire.
  • Prizes: All participants will receive a prize.  The 5 top poets in each division and category will receive a gift certificate to Smith & Edwards in the amount of:  1st Place:  $50; 2nd Place: $40; 3rd Place: $30; 4th Place: $20 5th Place: $10
  • Youth can participate in BOTH the “Kid’s Poetry Contest” AND the “Patriotic Poetry Contest”


Click here to find out more about the Patriotic Poetry Contest!


Start yur learnin’ rimes’ kids!

Additional Information to help you get ready:

Combined Kids & Patriotic Poetry 2018 Contest Info & App

Judging sheet kids poetry

Ideas for Poetry to Recite from Cowboy Website