Youth Poetry Contest

The Norcross Garden Club

and the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.

Invite YOU

to participate in the


2019-2020 Theme

"Adventures in the Garden"

Be imaginative; express your knowledge and share your insight into the joy

and fun of gardening!


General Education: Kindergarten through 9th Grade

Special Education: Kindergarten through 9th Grade

English as a Second Language: Kindergarten through Ninth Grade

Contest Rules

  1. All entries must be typed and titled on regular 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
  2. Include the following on the back of the entry: name of student, age, grade and school, parent/guardian name and adult's contact information (address, email, and phone).
  3. Entries must be sponsored by a garden club. “Generations of Gardeners” sponsoring garden club may be that of a Grandparent.
  4. All entries become the property of National Garden Club, Inc. and will not be returned. Make your own copies.
  5. Poems should follow the theme “Adventures in the Garden”.
  6. Poems do not have to rhyme.
  7. Poems may be traditional verse, acrostics, blank verse, cinquains, diamond poems (diamonte), limerick, Haiku, Lune, Tanka, tongue twisters or jump rope rhymes.
  8. Poetry must be submitted by November 15 to Norcross Garden Club, PO Box 576, Norcross, GA 30091 or

Scale of Points: Title – 10; Content – 40; Creativity – 30; Style – 20

Garden Club of GA & National Garden Club Youth Poetry Contest

A State Certificate may be awarded to first place winners in each grade level for the best

poem submitted by an individual youth sponsored by a Garden Club of GA member club.

Cash awards will be $25 (1st place), $15 (2nd place) and $10 (3rd place) in each of the 30


Note: Only Regional winners are considered in the judging for National winners. National

contest winners will not be allowed to win in two consecutive years. Visit and for detailed contest rules.