2011 Theme - "Colorful Fruits" or "Tasty
2012 Theme - "Protecting Our Aquatic Friends"
Now is the time to excite and encourage our Youth to
express & explore their creative thoughts through different
types of poetry. This term's NGC Poetry Contest entitled above,
enables our Youth to embrace their creativity through the art of
Be imaginative & join the winners to see your poetry in
a printed booklet!
Eligibility: Special Education & English as a Second
Language: Kindergarten through Ninth Grade. General Education:
Kindergarten through Ninth Grade.
Contest Rules: 1.All entries must be typed and titled. 2.
Include name, address, age, grade, school of participant on the
back of entry. 3. Sponsoring garden club and state federation/club
name must also be identified. 4. 'Generations of Gardeners"
sponsoring garden club may be that of a Grandparent. 5. All entries
become the property of NGC, Inc. 6. Poems do not have to rhyme. 7.
Poems may be traditional verse, acrostics, blank verse, cinquains,
diamond poems, limerick or Haiku.
Scale of Points: Title - 10; Content - 40; Creativity - 30;
Style - 20
Deadlines: Entries to YOUR State Youth Chairman
Observe Your State Deadline.
State Winning Entries to Regional Junior Chairman - January
Regional Winners to National Chairman - February 1st,
Metz (718) 377-7263
Note: Only Regional winners are considered in the judging
for National winners. Contest winners will not be allowed to win in
two consecutive years. All of the winning entries will be compiled
into a booklet, which will be made available to the