Poetry To Go Contest

Poetry To Go 2019 Winners
Look for their poems on the RTD!


Tyler Nguyen, Falcon Creek Middle School, for Life

Christian Haakmeester, Erie High School, for The Blues

Sydney Larsen, Cherry Creek High School, for The Meanest Taco Chef

Mason Downing, Chaparral High School, for Labels

Dornu Inene, Creighton Middle School, for Anyone can be anything

Catalina Loch, Denver School of the Arts, for This Land

Taylor Allen, Boulder Country Day School, for Leaf

Blake Dawson, Chaparral High School, for Mountain City


  Poetry to Go 2019 Rules

Have your words travel on all RTD Metro buses.
Your poetry will be seen by thousands of people in our community!

Postmark/Entry Deadline:  May 13, 2019

Eligibility: Open to all teens (13-19) in the Denver Metro Area.

Theme: Open to any theme, but no vulgar/obscene language.

Length:  Between 3 and 6 lines, plus title. 

Style: Poems may be in any style, rhyming or unrhymed.

Fees: There is no entry fee and no cash prizes for winners.

Entries: Enter one poem only.  Type your name, age, home
  address (with city and zip code), phone, email address,
and name of school, on the top left-hand side of the page.
Poems must be typewritten.

Originality: Below your poem, write the following statement:
“The poem above is my own, original creative work.”  Then sign your name in pen.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by May 13, 2019
Poems will not be returned.

Judging: Poems will be judged by members of the 
Columbine Poets, based in Denver, Colorado. 
See http://columbinepoetsofcolorado.com/

Winners:  The winning poems will be displayed on
all RTD buses.

For Contest Results:  After June 30, see results at

Mail your entry to: Columbine Poets; P.O. Box 6245;
Broomfield, CO 80021.