Sandburg Days Poetry Contest 2012

March 02, 2012

Entries are now being accepted for the annual Knox College Sandburg Days Poetry competition. The contest is open to all Knox County students in grades five through eight.

The deadline for entries is April 7.

Winners will receive cash prizes from Knox College and gifts from the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site and will read their works at a free, public award ceremony during the Sandburg Days Festival. The award ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday April 21, in Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union, on the Knox campus.

Sandburg Days 2012Contest Details

  • Division 1 for students in 5th and 6th grades
  • Division 2 for students in 7th and 8th grades
  • Prizes: $50 for first place and $25 for second place in each division; cash prizes are provided by Knox College
  • Entries judged by Knox College students and faculty
  • Winning entries published on Knox College website
  • Deadline for entries: April 7, 2012
  • Mail entries to: Barbara Tannert-Smith, Campus Box K-17, Knox College, Galesburg, IL 61401
  • For more information: Barbara Tannert-Smith, associate professor of English, at (309) 341-7428