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New Poetry Contest: Horses

After reading how Anabelle tamed the Round Warrior and Siddhartha cured his beloved stallion Kanthaka, Muffin is chomping at the bit to read your best poem about a horse. So saddle your broncs and gallop into this month’s horsy poetry contest!

Will your poem be inspired by a herd of wild mustangs thundering across the plains, or a quiet moment saying good night to your horse in the stable? Perhaps you will write about grooming a beautiful horse to win a blue ribbon in a show. Or your thoughts might turn to a frisky newborn colt, or a trusty old plow horse hard at work. What words will you use to capture how your horse moves and sounds, or the magical feeling of galloping on your favorite steed? 

Whether you write about a medieval knight’s bold stallion, a famous horse in history or myth, or your old wooden rocking horse, everybuggy in Cricket Country will be circling the mailbox on their stick ponies, waiting to round up your best poem—of 22 lines or less, please—about a horse. 

  • 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 February 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 May/June 2018 issue and on the Cricket website.