The contest is open to poetry on all subjects and in all styles (free verse or traditional).
The deadline for submissions is February 1 (postmarked). There are separate prizes for high school and middle school students. Winners will be invited to read their poems at South Dakota State University.
Rules for Submitting
- A student may not submit more than three poems.
- The submission should include include a cover sheet with the following information:
- Title of work(s)
- Student's name, grade, and home address
- School's name and address
- Teacher's name (both first and last) and teacher statement declaring that the work is the student's own
- Each poem should be on a separate page without the author's name on it.
Writers must keep a copy of any poem submitted. Poems will not be returned.
For more information, contact Dr. Christine Stewart.
The contest is sponsored by the Jerome Norgren Estate and the SDSU English Department.