Annual Beaver Creek poetry contest encourages entries, pays winners |

Annual Beaver Creek poetry contest encourages entries, pays winners

The deadline for the annual Beaver Creek children's poetry contest is 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. This year's theme is "My Wish to Make a Better World." The winner reads his or her poem at the Beaver Creek tree lighting on Friday, Nov. 27.
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enter the contest

What: Beaver Creek children’s poetry contest.

When: Deadline 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.

To enter: Email entries to, or fax them to Blue Creek Productions at 970-692-2423.

More information: This year’s thesis is “My Wish to Make the World a Better Place.” Entry forms and more information can be found at or by calling Blue Creek Productions at 970-328-5855.

BEAVER CREEK — One of the ways to make the world a better place could be to write a poem about that, which is exactly what the Beaver Creek Children’s Theater wants kids to do.

And unlike most poets, you can get paid for what you write.

The Beaver Creek Children’s Theater and Blue Creek Productions are running their annual poetry contest.

This year, the theme is “What wish or message would you like to share that expresses how you would like to make the world a better place?”

Write well enough, and you can win $100 for first place and $50 for second and third, which could certainly make your world a better place.

If you win, then you also get to read your poem at the annual Beaver Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday.

“It’s such a joy to read the various entries to this contest,” said Brian Hall, director of Beaver Creek Children’s Theater and contest coordinator. “The creativity and insight of children warms my heart every time.”

‘Magical Moment’

The poetry contest is open to kids ages 5 to 12. The entry deadline is 3 p.m. Wednesday. To be eligible for the grand prize, entrants must be available to attend the Beaver Creek tree lighting.

“It’s a magical moment to see the winning poet read his or her poem in front of 2,000 people gathered at the Beaver Creek Tree Lighting Ceremony,” Hall said. “The crowd goes wild, and the child is just beaming.”

Teachers are encouraged to call Blue Creek Productions, and they’ll pick up your entries for your entire class.

All entries must include the child’s full name and age, parent’s name and day and evening phone numbers.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and

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