19th Amendment Poem Contest

The new Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry exhibit celebrates the 19th amendment securing a woman’s right to vote, which was ratified in 1920. In honor of the exhibit, a poetry contest on the theme of women’s rights and the 19th amendment was held. The winners received certificates and cash prizes totaling $450.

19th Amendment Poem Contest Winners

Winning 19th Amendment Poems

Professional Category

1st, Karen Kay Bailey, Blanchard OK

2nd, Billie Holladay Skelley, Joplin MO

3rd, Octavia McKenzie, Bixby

Adult Category

1st, Jennifer Cunningham, Grove

2nd, Kathryn Sadakierski, Westfield, MA

3rd, Mary Brannon

9th-12th Grade Category

1st, Bailey Vaught, Stilwell

2nd, Ella Bluejacket, Bluejacket

3rd, Kelsey Wall, Bluejacket

5th-8th Grade Category

1st, Aurora Parks, Pryor

2nd, Sydney Hensley, Locust Grove

3rd, Katie Mayes, Locust Grove