Poetry Contests

 2018 Poetry Contest Information

Sat. March 3, 2018 9:00 A.M.

Orange Gym – Mountain Crest High School  – Main Doors

Kid’s Cowboy Poetry  Contest

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 or

“Recited Poetry” – poetry composed by another author but recited by student

Each poet will receive a prize!  

Top 4 kids/division will receive a gift certificate

to Smith & Edwards for $45. $35, $25, $20.                   

Patriotic  Poetry Contest

(Following Kid’s Poetry Contest – Kid’s Corral)

 Patriotic Poetry Contest Rules 2017

Adult and Kid’s Division

(Kid’s can participate in BOTH the Kid’s Poetry Contest

AND the Patriotic Contest!)


(Not a time for political bashing).

We are appreciative to Smith & Edwards for sponsoring this event.

In a time when it might be easy to look negatively at our country, Bert Smith (CEO Smith & Edwards -now deceased)  wanted this to be an opportunity to look for  the “good in our country and put those virtues in prose”. This is a time to remember that this nation was founded on ‘E Pluribus Unum’ – in the many – emerge one.  Let’s focus on the unity in diversity and celebrate this great nation through true patriotism and poetry!  Have Fun!

(Original Poetry receives extra points)!!

Top 4 poets in each division will receive gift certificates

 to Smith & Edwards for $100, $75, $50, $25

Contest Information will be much the same in 2018.  Start writing your poetry now!!

Kids & Patriotic Poetry 2017 Contest Information & Application

 Patriotic Poetry Contest rules 2017