2017 Poetry Contest
Guidelines ...For Kids 3rd through 8th Grade
Our 2017 Contest is NOW CLOSED. We hope that you can participate next year!
The Kansas City Rose Society
and Kansas City Parks
Let the beautiful roses in the historic Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden inspire your child/student to write an original poem!
► Download Contest Guidelines PDF
How to write:
(Be sure to keep a copy for your child!)
Who can enter: All children in the greater KC area in grades 3 through 8. Only one entry per child, please. Winners will be chosen in three categories: grades 3 and 4, grades 5 and 6, and grades 7 and 8.
How to submit: Mail poems to:
KCRS Poetry Contest,
Loose Park Garden Center,
5200 Pennsylvania, KC, MO 64112.
Winners: There will be one winner for each category. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $50.00 and a certificate of achievement signed by Mayor Sly James, KC Parks Director Mark McHenry, and KCRS President Cyndy Price. Winning poems will be published on the KCRS website in mid May!!
Judges: Poet Alarie Tennille, and poet/playwright, Teresa Leggard.
The Kansas City Rose Society is a 501 c-3 not-for-profit corporation