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Cowboy Poetry Contest 2014

California Rodeo Salinas, photo by Richard Field Levine
Photo by Richard Field Levine


Hey y'all! It's time for MCFL's Annual Cowboy Poetry Contest!

Join us in appreciating the Western lifestyle, ranch work, cowboys, cowgirls, and poetry....

Submit your original cowboy poetry at any branch or by email.

Click here for an Entry Form.

Entries accepted until Saturday, May 10, 2014


  • Four (4) tickets to the California Rodeo Salinas Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering on Sunday, July 13, 2014
  • Read your poem (or have someone read it for you) at the event
  • Ride on the Cowboy Poetry tractor wagon in the Rodeo Parade on Saturday, July 12, 2014
  • Meet the poets backstage
  • Have your poem published on MCFL's website
  • Fun Prizes!!!
Contest Rules:
  • Must be 18 years of age or younger to enter
  • Entries must be hand printed legibly or typed
  • Entries must be received before branch closing time on Saturday, May 10, 2014
  • Poems can be written in either English or Spanish
  • Winners are selected from all entries received at every MCFL branch (not per school or library)



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