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 The work must be ORIGINAL, in English or in French, and previously unpublished.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:    Varies every year

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.


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 in April. Prizes will be awarded at the May 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