Calling All Cowboy Poets 

and those who care for the American West

Announcing the SixthAnnual

Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest

Preliminary Rounds:

Only those poets who qualify at one of the state’s regional qualifying contests will be eligible to compete at the state contest on June 10.  
J. H. Robbins Memorial Library, 912 N Lincoln, Ellsworth at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29th
Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel St, Benton at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th
Rollin 'Red' Vandever Memorial Park, east of Fredonia near the intersection of US-400 and KS-47 at 7p.m. on Friday, May  20th

7 p.m.  Contest

9 p.m.  Awards and Winners perform

New Location: Flint Hills Discovery Center

315 S Third Street, Manhattan

Two Categories:  Serious and Humorous Poetry

Winners receive the coveted Governor’s Buckle

Top three receive gift certificates from leading western stores

In conjunction with the 11th annual Symphony in the Flint Hills


Chair: Ron Wilson, Poet Lariat               ron@ronscowboypoetry.com

Committee: Jeff Davidson, President, Kansas Chapter of Western Music Association from Greenwood County; Brad Hamilton, Western Entertainer from Hoyt; Geff Dawson, accomplished cowboy poet and entertainer from the Alma area; Trey Allen, Winner of the 2011 Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest; and Tracy Henry, Wabaunsee County Economic Development Director.