Poetry To Go Contest

Winners from the 2022 Poetry To Go Contest 

Maeve Eklund -- "Liquid Gold" (Denver School of the Arts) 

Roma Gratny--"Be You" (Woodrow Wilson Academy) 

Arden Almond--"City on the Plains" (Denver School of the Arts) 

Evelyn Eck--"Symphony" (East High School) 

Lilah Bliss Cardillo--"Quiet Time" (Denver School of the Arts) 

Jason Grebenchenko--"Do Not Abandon Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (Compass Montessori) 

Jack McCall--"Catch the A-Line to My Heart" (Denver School of the Arts) 

Gabby Delrie  "To Summer" (Lakewood High School)


  Poetry to Go 2022 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, 2022

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 8 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, 2022
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.