Cowboy True Children's Poetry Contest

Cowboy True Children’s Poetry Contest

March 19 – 20, 2021

JS Bridwell Ag Center
111 N Burnett Street
Wichita Falls, Texas

The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life. Cowboy True is a celebration to honor working cowboys and the artwork that comes from their daily lives.

Each year we exhibit artists who represent the “Cowboy True” way of life, along with fun “cowboy” activities and some great food and music. One of our 2020 activities is our kids’ poetry contest.

Poems will be judged by professional poets and displayed at Cowboy True. Winners will receive cash prizes AND have an opportunity to read their poems during the Cowboy True event!


Cowboys are living stewards of our environment with a long, heroic history in our region. Cowboy work and values are still an important way of life here. We want to hear what YOU think “Cowboy True” means!

Entry Dates: November 1, 2020 through January 8, 2021

Eligibility: All children between the ages of 4 and 18

Categories: GROUP 1: Ages 4 – 8, GROUP 2: Ages 9 – 13, GROUP 3: Ages 14 – 18

Judging: Awards will be made in all categories for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places

Format: Maximum length of 36 lines (any form/any style)

Please complete the form below for each poem being submitted. Or you can CLICK THIS LINK to go directly to the form in your browser.