Reflections on Riverside

Entries Welcome for 2021 Reflections on Riverside Poetry Contest

Focus on Riverside’s Beginnings!

Next year marks the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth. In honor of this milestone and Olmsted’s enduring influence on the American landscape, we’ve selected a special theme for this year’s poetry contest: Riverside’s beginnings.

You can explore this theme by heading out onto the riverbanks, or into Riverside’s parks or green spaces. Look slow. Listen long. Observe, reflect, and share. Poems of any style or length exploring this year’s theme are welcome.

The Olmsted Society will award 1st place winners $100 in the High School division, $50 in the Junior High division (grades 6-8) and $25 at each grade level 1-5. All poets will be invited to read their poems at a special outdoor ceremony to be held later in the year.

The contest is open April 1-April 30. For entry form see:

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!