Rose Society Poetry Contest

Rose Society Poetry Contest

535314_1159285940762292_8668856690556481026_nThe Kansas City Rose Society and KC Parks 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.

The Kansas City Rose Society is a 501 c-3 not-for-profit corporation. For more information please go to or contact Arlyn Silvey @ 816 803-5653.