The Kansas City Rose Society and #KCParks Present Our 2016 Poetry Contest!Let the beautiful roses in the historic Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden inspire your child/student to write an original poem! Submissions are to be postmarked by April 30th, 2016.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’s 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 April 30th, 2016.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 in mid May!!Judges: Poet Alarie Tennille, and poet/playwright, Teresa Leggard.