A Rose is a Rose Poetry Contest: Let the beautiful roses in the historic #KCParks Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden in Loose Park inspire your child/student to write an original Valentine poem! Submissions are to be postmarked by February 14th, 2015.How to write: Each original poem MUST include the word “rose” at least once. The poem must be typed or legibly hand-written on 8 1/2 x 11- inch paper with the child’s name, school, grade, and city. Parent phone number and email address should be on the back side of the paper. (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. Entries must be postmarked by February 14th, 2015.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 JoAnn Stultz. Winning poems will be published on the KCRS website on February 28th!!Judges: Poet Alarie Tennille, author of Running Counterclockwise and poet Al Ortolani, author of Waving Mustard in Surrender.The Kansas City Rose Society is a 501 c-3 not-for-profit corporation. For more information please go to www.kansascityrosesociety.org or contact Arlyn Silvey at 816-803-5653.