Contest Winners


Magnificent Moms

After Ladybug read “The Mothers of Mother’s Day” to her, Pussywillow made up a Mother’s Day poem just for Ladybug. Here it is, “Mewy Mommy lovy yewy mewy,” which just about says it all. Ladybug wrote it down and hung it on the library wall. For this month’s contest, Ladybug would love to read to Pussywillow your best poem about a mother.

Will you write a poem dedicated to your own mother—about all she does for you, or the way she laughs at your jokes, or her favorite activities? Maybe you will write about a mother in history—either a real person or a mother you imagine living in another time. Perhaps you will write about a mother in your favorite stories, or from myth or legend. You could even write about animal mothers—about the special ways they carry their young or how they feed and protect their families.

Whether you write about a mother who’s an astronaut, or who came over on the Mayflower, or a mother bat or turtle or pufferfish, Ladybug and Pussywillow will be snuggling around the Cricket Country mailbox waiting to share your best poem—or 24 lines or less, please—about a mother. 

  • 1. Your contest entry must be your very own original work. Ideas and words should not be copied.

    2. Your entry must be signed by your parent or guardian, stating that it is your own work, that no help was given, and that Cricket has permission to publish it in the magazine and on our website. 

    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. Your entry must be received by May 25, 2017.

    7. Send entries to Cricket League, P.O. Box 300, Peru, IL 61354. (No faxes or email submissions, please!)

    8. We will publish winning entries in the October 2017 issue and on the Cricket website.