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2015 Student Poetry Contest


Louisiana’s Coast: Our Unique Culture


Upper Elementary (Grades 3 – 5)
Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)
High School (Grades 9 – 12)


1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50

Plus, the teacher of each first place winner will receive a $50 stipend!

Send Entry Form and Submission to:

Ashley Mullens
4-H Youth Wetlands Program
169 Knapp Hall
110 LSU Union Square
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
or fax to: (225) 578-7847

Entry form is available to download here.

Deadline for all entries to be RECEIVED is April 17, 2015.

Official Rules of Entry

  • Entry must be an original work of the student.
  • Entry can be written in any form, not exceeding 30 lines.
  • Entry must have a title.
  • Entry must be typed.
  • Entry must pertain to contest theme.
  • A signed and completed entry form must accompany the entry (signed by both the student and a parent or guardian).
  • Only one entry per student will be accepted.
  • Poetry submitted to other competitions is not eligible for this contest.
  • Entries will not be returned and become the property of the CPRA.
  • Entries may be included in CPRA or LSU Ag Center 4-H Youth Wetlands Program publications.
  • Entries that do not comply with these rules will be disqualified.
  • This contest is open to Louisiana students only.