June 27: The Application / Procedure and Criteria / Rules documents have been modified. Thanks to Susie Knight for all her work on this contest.
June 12: An excerpt from the press release:
"It was a clean sweep for Colorado cowboy poet Floyd Beard who claimed the top prize in both the humorous and serious poem categories of the Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest on June 12.
"'Congratulations to Floyd who did an outstanding job,” said poetry contest chair and Western Wordsmith member Ron Wilson.
"As Kansas state champion, Floyd Beard received the coveted Governor’s Buckle, the Saddlejack Bradrick Award, discounts and gift certificates from leading western wear stores, and two tickets to the Symphony in the Flint Hills. In addition, as state winner he will have his entry fees paid to compete in the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo in Abilene."
June 12: The 2015 Cowboy Poetry Buckles have been made. For a sneak-preview, go to Cowboy Poetry Jackpot.
April 22: A People's Choice award has been added to the Cowboy Poetry Jackpot for 2015.
Welcome to New & Returning Members:
Dan "Doc" Wilson's poem, "Let This Be My Heaven," was selected for the column "Penned by Lantern Light" in The Western Way Spring 2015.
Floyd Beard won the 2015 Cowboy Idol Poet contest at the Columbia River Cowboy Gathering in Kennewick, WA.
Check out on our new page, "Tips 'N' Tutorials." We hope that it will contain a lot of helpful information for you. Thanks to the following contributors:
If you have knowledge that will help other Western Wordsmiths members, and you're willing to share it, please contact a member of the Board.