Ryerss Youth Poetry Contest – Grades 9 to 12


Poet-in-Residence Program

Youth Poetry Contest

Grades 9-12


Theme: Ryerss &/or Burholme Park Related

Be inspired by artifacts in the museum, the Victorian era, pet cemetery,

stables, sled hill, athletic fields, picnic grounds, playground, etc.

Requirement: Each student may submit only one poem/one page

font 12 pt. in Times New Roman

Submit to: Poet-in-Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, via email


Deadline: Midnight 3/1/14

Prizes: First place winners in each grade, (9-12), will be awarded $50.00 by

The Friends of Ryerss

Top five winners in each grade, (9-12), will be invited to a special poetry

Reading on April 5, 2014 to read their award winning poem during

National Poetry Month

Visit:  Ryerss Museum and Library at Burholme Pak

7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Admission/Parking: Free

Contact: 215-685-0544 or 215-685-0599

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