Calling all kid poets for Beaver Creek Tree Lighting ceremony |

Calling all kid poets for Beaver Creek Tree Lighting ceremony

Daily Staff Report
Beaver Creek CO, Colorado
Daily File Photo/Preston Utley

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” As we get ready to celebrate the holidays, it is once again time for the annual poetry contest. Beaver Creek Resort Company and Blue Creek Productions invite local children to write a poem and submit it to the contest. This year’s theme is “My Holiday Wish for a Better World.”

What wish or message would you like to share that expresses how you would like to make the world a better place? The winning poet will be able to read his or her poem at the Beaver Creek Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. The throwing of the switch to light the tree and a $100 savings bond are also awarded to the winner.

“It is such a joy to read the various entries to this contest,” said Brian Hall, president of Blue Creek Productions and contest coordinator. “The creativity and insight of children warms my heart every time. It’s a magical moment to see the winning child read his or her poem in front of 2,000 people gathered at Beaver Creek during the Tree Lighting Ceremony. The crowd goes wild and the child is just beaming.”

The poetry contest is open to children ages 5 through 12. The deadline for all entries is Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. In order to be eligible for the grand prize, entrants MUST be able to attend the Beaver Creek Resort Company Tree Lighting on Nov. 28. Fax entries to Blue Creek Productions, Inc. at 970-926-4181 or e-mail to All entries need to include child’s full name and age, parent’s name, and day and evening phone numbers.

For additional information, contact Blue Creek Productions, Inc. at 970-926-5855.

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