CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 COWBOY POETRY CONTEST WINNERS!

2019 Cowboy Poetry Contest

Sponsored by IMI

FIRST PLACE

Poem Name: the school marm

Poet: clyde chess

Rush, CO

SECOND PLACE

Poem Name: Better half

Poet: Mike Williams

Acton, CA

THIRD PLACE

Poem Name: the well at barrel springs

Poet: ronald mcKay

Elk Point, SD

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Rules & Guidelines

  • One entry per contestant. Contestants must compose their own poems with no assistance from any outside source.
  •  Poems must be submitted in a word document, as well as accompanied by a video clip of the writer presenting the poem.
  • The video can be no longer than 5 minutes in length.
  •  Poems must be humorous.
  • Top three winners will have an opportunity to perform their work live on stage at the Cattle Industry Convention or via
    video if not in attendance.

Timeline

  • Entries accepted through October 19th.
  • Five finalists will be selected by NCBA and posted to www.Convention.NCBA.org on October 26th, 2018.
  • Public voting on the videos will open on November 1st - December 4th, 2018.
  • Top three winners will be announced on December 5th, 2018.

What Do You Win:

First Place Prize

  • Perform Poetry work live on stage at the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, LA on Friday, February 1, 2019.
  • Travel to the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention to include up to a $500 Travel Credit, One Full Education Package Registration, and one hotel room for three nights stay.
  • Poetry work will be published in the National Cattlemen Magazine and on NCBA.org (pending proof of copywrite information).

Second Place Prize

  • The opportunity to perform poetry work live on stage at the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, LA on Friday, February 1, 2019.
  • One Full Registration to the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, LA.
  • Poetry work to be published on NCBA.org (pending proof of copywrite information).

Third Place Prize

  • The opportunity to perform poetry work live on stage at the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, LA on Friday, February 1, 2019.
  • $100 Cabela's Gift Card.

Questions? Contact us!