ARE YOU A POET AND KNOW IT? ENTER YOUR WORK IN THE NCBA COWBOY POETRY CONTEST FOR A CHANCE TO PERFORM LIVE AT THE 2019 CATTLE INDUSTRY CONVENTION AND NCBA TRADE SHOW IN NEW ORLEANS, LA!

Rules & Guidelines

  • One entry per contestant. Contestants must compose their own poems with no assistance from any outside source.
  •  Poems must be submitted in a word document, as well as accompanied by a video clip of the writer presenting the poem.
  • The video can be no longer than 5 minutes in length.
  •  Poems must be humorous.
  • Top three winners will have an opportunity to perform their work live on stage at the Cattle Industry Convention or via
    video if not in attendance.

Timeline

  • EXTENDED! Now accepting entries through October 19. 
  • Five finalists will be selected by NCBA and posted to www.Convention.BeefUSA.org on October 26, 2018.
  • Public voting on the videos will open on November 6 - December 4, 2018.
  • Top three winners will be announced on December 5, 2018.

What Do You Win:

First Place Prize

  • Perform Poetry work live on stage at the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, LA on Friday, February 1, 2019.
  • Travel to the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention to include up to a $500 Travel Credit, One Full Education Package Registration, and one hotel room for three nights stay.
  • Poetry work will be published in the National Cattlemen Magazine and on NCBA.org (pending proof of copywrite information).

Second Place Prize

  • The opportunity to perform poetry work live on stage at the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, LA on Friday, February 1, 2019.
  • One Full Registration to the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, LA.
  • Poetry work to be published on NCBA.org (pending proof of copywrite information).

Third Place Prize

  • The opportunity to perform poetry work live on stage at the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, LA on Friday, February 1, 2019.
  • $100 Cabela's Gift Card.

How to Enter:

  • Video Contestant performing poetry work
  • Video must be under 5 minutes length
  • Upload video to YouTube with file name NCBA2019CowboyPoetryEntryContestantName
  • Submit entry link to form below

By entering this contest, you understand that your entry video may be used for promotional purposes by NCBA. 

Questions? Contact us!

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