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Special Awards for our 19th Year

  • NEW - 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death - Best poem about his life or his work
  • “Chaucer Cheese Award” - Creatively penned to be the “Cheesiest Poem”
  • J.C. Herbert Award - Best Long Poems about Ingersoll, Past or Present
  • NEW - Leap Year - Best poem about Leap Year or Leap Day
  • Cheese Poet Laureate Award - Best Dairy Ode
  • Bonnie Mott Award - Best Poems about Local People


The class with the most winning entries will receive a PIZZA PARTY!! The school with the most diverse types of poems will win a reading from a poet.


Entry Levels: JK & SK, All School Grades & Adult

Guidelines: Maximum of (3) entries/person

Suggested Styles: Rhyming Verse, Free Verse, Limerick, Haiku, Acrostic, Sonnet. Others accepted


All entries must be received by April 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM to In .doc or .docx file format. 


Entry form



For more information please call (519) 485-0120

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