A Rose is a Rose: 2015 Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest

A Rose is a Rose: 2015 Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest

kid roseLet the beautiful roses in the historic 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.