Comic Book Hero Poem Contest


Astro Boy by Emma Sitsler

The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry has been with the Pryor Creek Comic Convention since it started, and we are once again offering a Poem Contest for this 4th year of the convention.

We are changing the guidelines for this year’s poem contest. This year, write a limerick about one of your favorite comic book heroes or superhero.

Winners will be announced and on display at

Pryor Creek Comic-Con

January 18, 2020

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.

Contest Guidelines:

  1. Poems will be judged in 3 categories:K-5th, 6th-12th, and Adult
  2. Cash awards will be given for 1st-3rd prize in each category.
  3. Anyone can enter the contest. Poems previously submitted to past contests at ROMP are not eligible.
  4. 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

TEACHERS: Here’s a form that can help your kids get started writing a limerick.

Superhero Poem Contest Entry Form

To Submit: Pick a Method         DEADLINE: JAN. 11, 2020

  1. Fill out the entry form above and email it with your poem.
  2. Fill out the entry form and mail it with your poem.
  3. Submit your poem online at Look under CONTESTS.
  4. Hand deliver the poem and entry form.

MAIL: Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry PO Box 1243 Locust Grove OK 74352
IN PERSON: Hand deliver to the ROMP Rummage Store, 112 E. Main Locust 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

NOTE: The hero in your poem must be your own creation, NOT one from popular culture (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc.).

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