Annual Poetry Contest

What are your favorite things about Summer in Erie? What activities do you enjoy outside? What creatures do you see during summertime? Make up a wonderful story and tell it in a haiku, sonnet, acrostic, limerick, ode, or free verse!

Poetry ContestTheme: Write about “Summer in Erie”

Deadline: midnight, Sunday, May 31, 2020.

The first annual poetry contest is open to all Erie children or grandchildren from K through 12th grade. Poetry is also posted on the website and social media.

E-mail your poem to: or mail it to Town of Erie, c/o Poetry Contest, 645 Holbrook Street, Erie, CO 80516. Include your name, grade, school, home address, and phone number.

Contest Rules

The contest will be divided by grade divisions: K-2nd Grade, 3-5th Grade, 6-8th Grade, and 9-12th Grade.
• Contestants may enter as many times as they want. Each submission must include contestant’s name, grade, school, home address, and phone number.
• Each winner with have their poems published in the Erie Edition with their first name, school, and grade. Poems published on our website will include poet’s first name, school, and grade. All poems that do not win a prize may be posted on our website at our discretion. Poem submissions become the property of Town of Erie.  Your entry of a poem gives your consent to the contest rules.