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Cowboy Poetry Contest 2017

What is Cowboy Poetry?

It is poetry about:

  • Cowboys and Cowgirls and the work they do
  • Landscapes of the West and the western lifestyle
  • Cowboy/Cowgirl values and practices
  • Stories of life on the range

Win cool prizes!

Enter for a chance to win:

  • Four tickets to the California Rodeo Salinas Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering on Sunday, July 16, 2017
  • Read your poem (or have someone read it for you) at the event
  • Two tickets to the California Rodeo Salinas
  • Ride on the Cowboy Poetry tractor wagon in the Rodeo parade
  • Meet the poets backstage

2 ways to enter:

  1. Print the entry form and return it to your local branch of the Monterey County Free Libraries or send by fax to 831 883-7574


  2. Fill out the form online below

Contest Rules

  • Must be 18 years old or younger to enter
  • Poems can be written in English or Spanish
  • Poems must be submitted by 5/31/17







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