Reflections on Riverside

Student Entries Welcome for 2019 Reflections on Riverside Poetry Contest

Focus on 150 years of timeless design

The Olmsted Society invites area students to reflect upon Riverside’s national landmark landscape and to express their impressions in poetic form. This year, in honor of Riverside’s 150th anniversary, students are asked to incorporate reflections upon Riverside’s landscape design into their poems.

Landscape design includes such elements as winding roads, paths along the river, long views, trees, pockets of green, and open space. It is the Society’s hope that thoughtful consideration of one or more (or all) of these design elements will encourage lasting appreciation of Olmsted’s mastery of his craft.

The Poetry Contest seeks poems of any style or length in keeping with our 150th Anniversary theme. At the High School Level, $100 will be awarded to the 1st place winner and $25 to the 2nd place winner. $50 will be awarded to the 1st place Junior High winner (grades 6-8) and $25 will be awarded to the 1st place winner at each grade level 1-5. All participants are invited to read their poems at a special ceremony at the Brookfield Zoo this summer on June 29th.

More details are available on the entry form:

Poetry Contest Entry Grades 1-12

Entries are due April 30 via e-mail to gro.yteicosdetsmlonull@tsetnocyrteop for students in grades 1-12. We look forward to receiving many fine entries!