Oklahoma Poem Contest

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To celebrate National Poetry Month and Oklahoma, the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry conducts an annual Oklahoma Poem Contest, with cash prizes and medals for the winners. Prizes are given out each year at Wonder City Wordfest at Wonder City Coffee, in downtown Locust Grove.

 

2019 Oklahoma Poem Contest Winners

Adult

1st, Hannah Ewton, Claremore

2nd, Darron Dunbar, Oklahoma City

3rd, Mary McCloskey, Oklahoma City

9th-12th

1st, Palmer Strubhar, Piedmont

5th-8th

1st, Lahna Erwin

2nd, Ivy Snyder

3rd, Ashley Smith

K-4th

1st, Zack Strong, Yukon

2nd Alexander Spruill, El Reno & Kaylee Porter, Yukon

3rd, Leslie Bernal, Tulsa

CLICK HERE to see photos by Zack Strong’s grandfather Lonnie Rickey at Wonder City Wordfest

2019 OK Winning Poems

Poem by Darron Dunbar

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Mary was not able to attend, but she sent this photo after she received her award.

2018 Oklahoma Poem Contest Winners

Photographs of the winners who were at the ceremony can be found HERE.

 Category: K-5th Grade

1st
Aurora Parks, Roosevelt Elementary, Pryor

2nd
Amelia Hanlan, Independence Elementary, Yukon

3rd (tie)
Madison Mennecke, LGUE, Locust Grove

Parker Hensley, Independence Elementary, Yukon

 

Category: 6th-8th Grade

1st
Erin Bendabout, LGMS, Locust Grove

2nd
Jerah Bighorse, LGMS, Locust Grove

3rd (tie)
Miranda Blossom, LGMS, Locust Grove

Mya Phillips, LGMS, Locust Grove

Category: 9th-12th Grade

1st

Jasmine Alverado, Emerson South, Oklahoma City

2nd
Sierra Murphy, LGHS, Locust Grove

3rd
Audra Cunningham, LGHS, Locust Grove

Category: Adult

1st
Casey Mclerran, Sapulpa

2nd
Debra Martin, Edmond

3rd
Hannah Eaton, Claremore

You can read all of the winning poems in a pdf by clicking HERE.

 

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Oklahoma Poem Contest 2019

Entries due April 13, 2019

Wonder City Wordfest: Saturday, April 27, 2019

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