2017 Student Contest Winners

The Oregon Poetry Association congratulates the winners in the nineteenth annual K-12 student poetry contest.

Division I: Kindergarten through Second Grade

Antonio del Solar, “Starfall”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Bradan Lasse, “My House”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Eleanor Black, “Poetry”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Eliott Polzin, “Fireworks”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Finn Havner, “Dragonfly”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Lucy Anderson, “Sky”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Quinn Louise Wilson, “Horses and Me”, Woodland Charter School, Grants Pass, teacher Emma Bartelt
Riley Cox, “The Bus”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry
Roger Wood, “Untitled Haiku”, Homeschooled, Salem, teacher Sophia Wood
Zane Stanley, “School”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Tricia Barry

Division II: Third through Fifth Grade

Alex Wise, “Little Brown Bear”, Keating Elementary School, Baker City, teacher Amanda Wilde
Caden Josifek, “Sea Bedroom”, Candalaria Elementary School, Salem, teacher Pamela Lembcke
Garron Willems, “Something Magical”, Ewing Young Elementary School, Newberg, teacher Rachel Keyser
Isabella O’Brien, “Growing”, Ewing Young Elementary School, Newberg, teacher Rachel Keyser
Jade Gentle, “A Friend”, Ewing Young Elementary School, Newberg, teacher Rachel Keyser
Liana Kressel, “Memories”, Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, teacher Harriet Wingard
Lily Sommers, “Black Night With Golden Fire Flies”, Ewing Young Elementary School, Newberg, teacher Rachel Keyser
Salix Wartes-Kahl, “Winter Trees”, Alsea School, Alsea, teacher Tracy Stanton
Sylvie Kressel, “The Hands Of Time”, Portland Jewish Academy, Portland, teacher Harriet Wingard
Veronica Joann Miller, “Haiku in October”, Create Solutions Tutoring, Ashland, teacher Sara-Lynne Simpson

Division III: Sixth through Eighth Grade

Aidan Sheeran-Hahnel, “When the Seasons Change”, ACCESS Academy, Portland, teacher Heather Kelly
Alexandrea Jones, “Piano”, Judson Middle School, Salem, teacher Karen Kinnett
Hannah Robinson, “Agony”, Philomath Middle School, Philomath, teacher Teresa Nielson
Isaac Friedman, “Grown Up”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Lisa O’Brien
Jasper Fesler, “Grey”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Lisa O’Brien
Joel Lim, “The Moon”, Philomath Middle School, Philomath, teacher Teresa Nielson
Lydia Arthurs, “Silence”, Philomath Middle School, Philomath, teacher Teresa Nielson
Mikaila Saathoff, “Coral”, Philomath Middle School, Philomath, teacher Teresa Nielson
Molly Mecham, “White”, Beverly Cleary School, Portland, teacher Lisa O’Brien
Neve Ann McGuire, “November Haiku”, Create Solutions Tutoring, Ashland, teacher Sara-Lynne Simpson

Division IV: Ninth through Twelfth Grade

Adam Nayak, “black-eyed susan”, Cleveland High School, Portland, teacher Keri Troehler
Amaya Leib, “1935”, Create Solutions Tutoring, Ashland, teacher Sara-Lynne Simpson
Anisha RajBhandary, “To Laugh is to Cry Without Water”, Lincoln High School, Portland, teacher Bill Lynch
Eleanore Bainbridge, “Discovery”, Eddyville Charter School, Eddyville, teacher Sarah Croy
Gabrielle Cohn, “In Lieu of Sleep”, Wilson High School, Portland, teacher Joy Root
Kaitee Steiert, “In Return”, St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi
Madeleine Adriance, “Kaleidoscope”, St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi
Maria Gray, “Genesis 3”, St. Mary’s Academy, Portland, teacher Sara Salvi
Ruby Aaron, “Building Tears”, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, teacher Diane Herschleb
Zaidie Long, “Letting Go of a Balloon in the Pitch Black”, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, teacher Brett Mathes

 

REMINDER: Student Contest Deadline, December 31st

For the students and teachers in your life: Cascadia, OPA’s K-12 student poetry contest, closes December 31st (postmark deadline). Get those poems to the Post Office!

Cascadia Poetry Contest

c/o Lisa Baldwin

560A NE F Street, #643

Grants Pass, OR 97526

Detailed guidelines under CONTESTS > Student Contest

Cascadia 2017 Student Poetry Contest

2017 Cascadia Student Poetry Contest Rules

Poems accepted between October 15, 2016 and December 31, 2016 (postmark deadline)

Division I: Kindergarten—Grade 2

Division II: Grade 3—Grade 5

Division III: Grade 6—Grade 8

Division IV: Grade 9—Grade 12

Prizes: 10 unranked prizes in each Division, $10.00 each

Each winner will receive a certificate and a copy of Cascadia: The Oregon Student Poetry Contest Anthology, in which all 40 winning poems will be published. Winners will be announced no later than February 1st, 2017; there will be an award ceremony in April 2017, at which students will be invited to read their poems.

All winners in Divisions III and IV will be entered into the nationwide 2016 Manningham Trust Student Contest sponsored by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. This contest also awards cash prizes and a publication furnished to Manningham Contest winners.

Cascadia Student Contest Rules

  1. Submit one original poem (your own individual creative work) on any subject, in any style or form, with a maximum of 40 lines. The poem must be titled, except for haiku, senryu, or limerick.
  2. Type or word process your poem on a single sheet of standard 8 1/2 X 11 white paper, one side only, in a standard type face; no fancy fonts, graphics, or illustrations.
  3. Send two copies of your poem. ON THE FIRST COPY, in the upper right hand corner, type your category (I, II, III, or IV) and grade level, name, school, school address and phone number, and the name (first and last) of your writing teacher. Also on this copy, type, and sign the following statement: This poem is my own original creative work and has not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other author’s work, including poems posted on the Internet. ON THE SECOND COPY, type the category and grade level only—check to make sure your name does not appear anywhere on this copy.
  4. Mail to:

Cascadia Poetry Contest

c/o Lisa Baldwin

560A NE F Street, #643

Grants Pass, OR 97526

The deadline is December 31, 2016 (postmarked).

 

2017 Cascadia Student Poetry Contest Checklist

  • The one best poem you are submitting is your own original work and no more than 40 lines
  • Your poem is typed or word processed on one sheet of standard 8.5×11 white paper
  • Your poem appears on one side of the paper only in a standard 12 point font
  • You are sending two copies of your poem
  • One copy has your poem & in the upper right corner, the Division (I, II, III, or IV), your grade, your name, your school, your school’s address and phone, & your teacher’s first and last name
  • On that copy, beneath your poem, you have typed and signed the following statement: THIS POEM IS MY OWN ORIGINAL CREATIVE WORK AND HAS NOT BEEN COPIED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM ANY OTHER AUTHOR’S WORK, INCLUDING POEMS POSTED ON THE INTERNET
  • On the second copy of your poem, in the upper right corner, you have typed only the Division (I, II, III, or IV) and your grade––with no name appearing