New Contest

  • Poetry Contest About Friends

    It’s January, and everybuggy enjoyed a wonderful New Year’s Eve party. George and Tail decorated the mansion, Muffin made her special punch, and Ladybug read about fifty-seven new poems. What could be better than waiting for the clock to strike twelve, to ring out the old and ring in the new with all your friends? George and Tail resolved to stay close friends (as if they could ever drift apart), to remember the good times, forget the bad times, and look forward to meeting new friends in the coming year. Their friendly resolution made everybuggy want to see your best poem about friends.

    Will you write about friends who are just alike—always laughing together and enjoying the same things—or friends who have very different personalities, like Cricket and Ladybug? Maybe you’ll write about friends who make up after a spat, as Emily and her cat, Sergei, do. Or about friends who have an adventure together, like Fable Thatcher and Luminè. Will you write about the good times, like a friend’s surprise birthday party, or the sad times, like when a good friend moves away? Maybe you’ll write about unusual friendships among people or even animals. 

    Whatever you choose, all the good friends in Cricket Country will be slipping and sledding and slogging through the January snow to curl up with a cup of cocoa and your best poem—of 24 lines or less, please—about friends. Happy New Year!

    1. Your contest entry must be your very own original work. Ideas and words should not be copied.
    2. If you're 14 years old or younger, your entry must be signed by your parent or guardian, saying it is your own original work, that no help was given, and granting Cricket permission to publish prizewinning entries in the April 2015 issue or on our Web site. If you're older than 14, you must sign your own work, verifying that it is original.
    3. Be sure to include your name, age, and full address on your entry.
    4. Only one entry per person, please.
    5. If you want your work returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for each entry.
    6. Incomplete entries cannot be considered. Your entry will be incomplete if you forget to include your age or a signature verifying that your work is original.
    7. Your entry must be received by Januaryy 25, 2015.
    8. Send entries to:
      Cricket League
      P.O. Box 300
      Peru, IL 61354

    P.0. Box 300

    Peru, IL 61354