ROMP POW Poem Contest

powThe Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry is pleased to announce the details for the 2nd Annual superhero poem contest: ROMP POW!

To Enter:  Write a poem about your own comic book hero inspired by and created in your own imagination. Winners will be announced and on display at


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

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. Poems must be between 10-24 lines long.
  4. Poems can be rhymed or unrhymed.
  5. Anyone can enter the contest.
  6. IMPORTANT: A signed Entry Form must be filled out and submitted with the poem.

1st Place: $25                  2nd Place: $15                 3rd Place: $10

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

To Submit:                             DEADLINE: JAN. 6, 2018

  1. Email or mail your poem and entry form by the deadline.
  2. Fill out all information on the entry form. (Print, sign, scan and send both poem and Entry Form as attachments if using email.)

POW! PoemContest Entry Form (doc)

POW! Poem Contest Entry Form (pdf)

MAIL: Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry 6603 S 438 Rd. Locust Grove OK 74352
IN PERSON: Hand deliver to ROMP or the ROMP Rummage Store, Locust Grove

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

2017 WINNERS! (Click HERE to read all of the winning poems.)

Lailya Canon, Best Theme, 6th-12th Grade

Pamela Hill, Best Theme, Adult

Matt Adams, Best Rhythm & Repetition

Betty Perkins, Best Rhyme

Lora Collier, Best Imagery

Sherry Simpson, Best All-Around Poem