The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry, Locust Grove, announces an open poetry contest, with poems on any theme and in any style.
This is a writing challenge for all of you people who like to write poetry but don’t want to fit it to a specific theme. This is OPEN! ROMP contests are always FREE to enter.
Cash prizes and publication will be awarded. There will be a poetry reading and celebration in October. The contest is open to anyone anywhere.
$700 CASH PRIZES in 4 Categories:
K-5th * 6th-12th * Adult * Professional (published poet)
- Anyone can enter.
- Poems can be in any style, on any theme.
- Maximum length: 100 lines.
- Poems can be rhymed or unrhymed.
- One poem per person.
- Previous winning poems submitted to ROMP cannot be submitted again.
- A signed Entry Form or online form must be filled out and turned in with the poem.
Contest Evaluation Criteria:
Poems will be judged based on these criteria: imagery, creativity, poetic language & techniques, and development of theme.
To Submit: DEADLINE: October 10, 2020
- Mail your poem with THIS ENTRY FORM.
2. Submit your poem through the online form below.
Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry PO Box 1243 Locust Grove OK 74352
Please keep a copy of your poem for your records.
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at this event on Sat., Oct. 24. Need not be present to win: