Dark & Scary

DArk-Scary-FlyerTo celebrate Halloween and all things dark and scary,  the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry conducts an annual Dark & Scary Poem Contest, with cash prizes.

Prizes will be given out and poems read at ROMP’s Dark & Scary event on Oct. 30, at the museum. 

And now, the WINNERS!

K-5th Grade

1st, Ivy Scott, Locust Grove OK
2nd, Teresa Manimala, Stillwater OK
3rd, Cora Eatherly, Tishomingo OK

6th -12th Grade

1st, Kate Thomas, Grove OK
2nd, Kendal Jackson, Grove OK
3rd, Wesley Laney, Grove OK


1st, Brittany Johnson, Rose OK
2nd, Helen Patterson, Broken Arrow OK
3rd (tie), David Gaberman, Farmington Hills MI
LaVern Spencer McCarthy, Blair OK


PRIZES IN EACH CATEGORY K-5th grade, 6th-12th grade, and Adult:

1st Place: $50    2nd Place: $30     3rd Place: $20

Contest Evaluation Criteria:

Poems will be judged based on these criteria: imagery, creativity, poetic language, and theme