2012 Poetry Contest
“REFLECTIONS ON RIVERSIDE”
2012 POETRY WINNERS
The judges of this year’s “Reflections on Riverside” Student Poetry Contest had a difficult task, as over 200 students accepted the Society’s challenge to reflect upon Riverside’s natural areas and convey their impressions in poetic form. At year-end awards ceremonies throughout Riverside, each young poet was awarded a gold foil certificate and warm congratulations.
The overall winners at each participating school for 2012 are:
1st place: Kane L., Seasons in Riverside
These students were treated to framed certificates and sizable chocolate bars iced with the Society’s trademark oak tree. First place winners also received a cash prize.
You may enjoy hearing some of this year’s entries at the Reflections on Riverside Poetry Reading and Reception at the Riverside Public Library on Thursday, July 26th at 7 p.m. Everyone who entered is invited to share their poem at this special community event. Please RSVP to Youth Services at 442-6366 to ensure that a copy of your poem is available that evening.
In the meantime, the Olmsted Society will be preparing Reflections on Riverside Volume II, which will include all entries from 2010-12, for publication this fall. Volunteer help is welcome. Please contact gro.yteicosdetsmlonull@tsetnocyrteop
Previous winners can be found: