Poetry Contest Rules



The poetry contest is open to elementary students in the Windsor/Essex County. Submissions may be of any type or style; however, they must be relevant to the topic and written for this contest. The work must be ORIGINAL, in English or in French, and previously unpublished.

THEME:    “Our Water, Our Lakes”

Please include your name, age, school, your mailing address, your e-mail address, your telephone number, and your school’s telephone number, in the upper right hand corner of each poem. Poems can be emailed to cfuwwindsor@yahoo.ca or 2 copies of your typed and titled poem can be mailed to the address below.  Poets should keep copies of their poems, as they will not be returned. All entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 5, 2013, to be eligible for consideration.


Junior:       grade 5-6                           Senior:   grade 7-8


There will be a First, Second, and Third place poem in each of the two categories. The winners will be contacted by mail, telephone or e-mail by Monday, April 22, 2013. Prizes will be awarded on Wednesday, May 1st, at CFUW dinner meeting.

We extend our thanks to students and teachers for their participation.


Please mail your entries to:

Canadian Federation of University Women

C/O Beth Haynes

2891 Forest Glade Dr.

Windsor ON N8R 1L4