Halloween Limerick Contest

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How about a spooky fun poem contest? There’s no better occasion than Halloween. Winners will be announced and an additional cash prize speech contest will be held at

Dark & Scary Poem Night
Oct. 26, 2018
Wonder City Coffee, 118 E. Main, Locust Grove OK
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Deadline to enter: Oct. 23, 2018

To enter, write your own limerick that follows the contest guidelines below.

Poetry Contest Guidelines:

  1. Cash awards will be given for 1st-3rd prize in 3 different categories.
  2. Poems must follow the traditional limerick form described below.
  3. Poems must in some way be on the Halloween theme and have a title.
  4. Anyone can enter the contest.
  5. IMPORTANT: A signed Entry Form must be filled out and submitted with the poem.

1st Place: $50                  2nd Place: $25                 3rd Place: $15


  1. The poem must be five-lines long and follow this rhyme scheme: AABBA.
  2. Lines 1, 2 & 5 have the same rhythm, and lines 3 & 4 have the same rhythm.

NOTE: The poem must be your original poem, not one you found elsewhere.

Limerick Contest Evaluation Criteria:

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

Dark & Scary Speaking Contest

At Dark & Scary, poets can dress as the character in their limerick and also participate in a speaking contest by reading their poem aloud. Winners of this speaking contest will also win cash prizes. Evaluation criteria: Costume, Performance and Poem Quality.

Here is a good website to explain how to write a limerick.

NOTE: The poem must be your original poem, not one you found elsewhere.

Halloween Limerick Entry Form

Halloween Limerick Contest Information Sheet

Entry forms can also be picked up at Wonder City Coffee.

To Submit:

  1. Email or mail your poem with a completed entry form by Oct. 23, 2018.
  2. Fill out all information on the entry form.

EMAIL: ROMPoetry@gmail.com

MAIL: Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry 6603 S 438 Rd. Locust Grove OK 74352

IN PERSON: Submit at Wonder City Coffee, 118 E. Main, Locust Grove.