Pop Culture Hero Poem Contest


The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry’s 5th annual poem contest, in conjunction with the Pryor Creek Comic Con, challenges you this year to write a limerick based on a character from popular culture: a comic book hero, a superhero, Star Wars figure, etc.

A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines. The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines only have to have five to seven syllables, and have to rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.

Winners will be announced and on display at

Pryor Creek Comic-Con in January 2021.

Poems will be judged in 3 categories:K-5th, 6th-12th, and Adult

  1. Cash awards will be given for 1st-3rd prize in each category.
  2. Anyone can enter the contest. Poems previously submitted to ROMP are not eligible.
  3. IMPORTANT: A signed Entry Form must be filled out and submitted with the poem.

1st Place: $75                   2nd Place: $50                  3rd Place: $25

Contest Evaluation Criteria: Poems will be judged based on these criteria: form, imagery, creativity, language, and adherence to/development of theme

To Submit:                           DEADLINE: JAN. 9, 2021

  1. Mail your poem with THIS ENTRY FORM by the deadline.
  2. Submit your poem using the form below.

MAIL: Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry PO Box 1243 Locust Grove OK 74352




The 2020 Comic Book Hero Poem Contest,  in conjunction with the Pryor Creek Comic Convention, had 83 entries and some great limericks.

Winners were announced at this event:

Pryor Creek Comic-Con

January 18, 2020

There were $550 in prizes awarded! Click here to see the winning poems.  The winners were as follows:

2020 Comic Book Hero Limerick Contest Winners

K-5th Grade

1st Place:             Not So Poison by Ivy Scott, Locust Grove
2nd Place             Ironman by Silas Jackson, Grove
3rd Place              Aquaman by Jovi Harrison, Grove

6th-12th Grade

1st Place:             Batman by Taci Mitchell, Bluejacket
2nd Place             Sailorman by Aurora Parks, Pryor
3rd Place (TIE):   Spiderman by Mitchell Wallace, Grove
                             Ironman by Riley Macy, Grove


1st Place              Asunder by Jennifer Cunningham, Grove
2nd Place             Raven by Kaitlin Bendabout, Locust Grove
3rd Place              Inner Conflict of a Teen Hero by Amber Harrison, Grove



ROMP Superhero Poem Contest Winners 2019

The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry is pleased to announce the winners of  the 3rd Annual superhero poem contest: ROMP POW! There were 86 entries this year but none in the ADULT category. Since there were so many entries in the 6th-12th Grade group, double awards were given in that category.

1st Place (tie), 6th-12th Grade

Gracein Moore, Chandler Smallwood

2nd Place (tie),6th-12th Grade

Kaden Rhodes, Bailey Wiggins

3rd Place (tie), 6th-12th Grade

Lea Brown, Allyson Reed

Honorable Mention: Emma Sitsler

1st place, K-5th Grade

Cora Snyder

2nd place, K-5th Grade

Natalie Van Horn

3rd place, K-5th Grade

Kiyanna Whitaker

CONGRATULATIONS, poets! If you provided your mailing address, your award and prize money will be mailed to you. OR you can pick them up at Wonder City Coffee or ROMP Rummage Store in downtown Locust Grove.

The winning poems can be viewed in THIS DOCUMENT.

For more information about the Pryor Creek Comic Convention, go to the event’s FACEBOOK PAGE.


2018 Poem Winners

115 poems were entered in this year’s contest. Competition was stiff! The winners were announced Jan. 20, 2018, at Pryor Creek Comic Con. Here they are:

K-12 Category

1st, Amy Clark, Locust Grove
2nd, Anne Marie Reed, Locust Grove
3rd, Bryce Neahring, Enid
4th, Jerah Bighorse, Locust Grove
5th, Colton Dugger, Locust Grove
6th, Lilly Daniels

Adult Category

1st, Sydney Schwichtenberg, Peggs
2nd, Johnny White, Gage
3rd, Adam Kaney, Tahlequah


For more information about the Pryor Creek Comic Convention, go to the event’s FACEBOOK PAGE.