Ten-Tin Poem Contest

Contest Guidelines:                   CASH PRIZES totaling $900

In 2022, the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry turns 10-years old. The gift for a 10-year anniversary is tin. So to celebrate, ROMP is holding a poetry contest on the theme of ten or tin. Write a poem that in some way is about either word or both.

  1. Anyone, except for ROMP board members and family members, can enter.
  2. Poems will be judged in 4 categories: K-5th grade, 6th-12th grade, Adult, and Professional*
  3. Cash awards will be given in each category.
  4. The maximum length for poems is 30 lines.
  5. Poems can be rhymed or unrhymed.
  6. One poem per person.
  7. Previous winning poems cannot be submitted again.
  8. A signed Entry Form or online form must be filled out and turned in with the poem.

*Professional = A poet who has had a book published

Contest Evaluation Criteria:

Poems will be judged based on these criteria: imagery, creativity, language, and theme

To Submit (choose one method):    DEADLINE: Feb. 25, 2022

Submit your poem through the online form below.


Submit your poem through through the mail with THIS FORM.


Submit your poem at ROMP Rummage or ROMP in Locust Grove. A completed entry form must be submitted with it.

Due to limited resources, ROMP is not able to acknowledge each entry. Please keep a copy of your poem. Winners will be announced in early March by email and on this page.