2013 Poetry and Imagery Contests


The Olmsted Society’s Reflections on Riverside program encourages area students to reflect upon Riverside’s landscape and natural areas and to express their impressions creatively.

Most of you are familiar with the Society’s Poetry Contest for students in grades 1-8, now in its eighth year. This year, the Reflections on Riverside program was extended to the high school level in the form of an Imagery Contest. Both poetry and visual arts were invited, and many fine entries were received.

At year-end ceremonies around Riverside, the Olmsted Society awarded each participant a gold foil certificate and warm congratulations. Second place winners were awarded sizable Aunt Diana’s chocolate bars iced with the Society’s trademark oak tree. Delighted first place winners also received a cash prize.

The following students are to be congratulated on the particularly thoughtful nature of their entries:

1st place: Emily K., What the Tree Sees
2nd place: Celia C., U-Turn City

1st place: Owen M., Bike Trails
2nd place: Celia C., The Love of Riverside

Jr. High
1st place: Kane L., The Riverside Train Station

High School Poetry
1st place: Augustus Lee S., The Riverside Man

High School Visual Art
1st place: Mary P., Swinging Bridge Landscape

To celebrate the accomplishments of our local youth, all 2013 contest participants and their families are invited to participate in a Reflections on Riverside Poetry Reading and Reception at the Riverside Public Library on Thursday, July 25th at 7 p.m. Please register by phoning 442-6366. It is a real treat to hear young poets gathered together to share their unique reflections on Riverside.

Previous winners can be found:

2012 Poetry Contest Winners

2011 Poetry Contest Winners

2010 Poetry Contest Winners

2009 Poetry Contest Winners

2008 Poetry Contest Winners