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Poetry Contest: Halloween Party

Halloween is a mysterious and magical time of year. You might find yourself haunted by a ghost, enchanted by a witch, or chased by a dancing skeleton. In Cricket Country, the buggies enjoyed dressing up as superheroes with fantastic—or just plain weird—superpowers. For this contest, our superbuggies would like you to write a poem about the creature you would most like to dress up as when you come to the Cricket Halloween Costume Party.

Will you imagine dressing up as a wizard and write a wizardly poem filled with spells and incantations? Maybe you’ll imagine yourself as a cool superhero defending Cricket Country, like Catalogia, or Firebrand, or even Slimo with his slime trail of truth. Perhaps you will come to the party as the Monkey King or Pegasus or another mythological creature. Or maybe you will wear an invisibility cloak, and no one will know you’re there!

Whether you come as a fairy princess, a dragon, or even Ugly Bird, everybuggy will be trick-or-treating around the Cricket Country mailbox (although you won’t recognize them in their costumes), waiting to enjoy the treat of your best poem of 24 lines or less about your Halloween costume. Please include a title for your poem so everybuggy will know which creature you are.

  • 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 October 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.