Poetry Contest 

 2020 Poetry Contest Information

Sat. March 7, 2020 9:00 A.M.

Auditorium– 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 5 kids/division will receive a gift certificate

to Smith & Edwards for $50, $40, $30, $20, $10   



Bert Smith Patriotic Poetry Contest

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

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 Mrs. Kathy Smith (wife of the late Bert Smith) 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)!!

4 Divisions

 Kids: PreK-6th Grades; 7th - 12th Grades

Adult Amateur & Pro (If you've ever been paid or published)

Top 3 poets in each division will receive $50 gift certificates

 to Smith & Edwards.

Combined Kids & Patriotic Poetry 2020 Contest Info & Application

Kids Poetry Contest Judging Sheet

Patriotic Poetry Contest Judging Sheet


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