April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, the CU Poetry Group, in conjunction with the Champaign-Urbana MTD and Martin One Source, is holding a free Poetry Contest open to all Champaign County students and residents. The winning poem will be prominently displayed during the months of April, May, and June, on 75 CU MTD community buses running throughout Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy. The CU MTD averages over one million rides per month, which will offer great exposure to the winning poem. There is no fee to enter this contest. 

How to Enter:

  • Submit your entry in an email sent to cupoetry@gmail.com with the subject line MTD Poems
  • If your poem is in a form that requires specific formatting, please attach it as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf. Otherwise, you may include it in the body of the email
  • Include your name, age, hometown or school, email address and phone number in the body and in the attachment, if using one

Entry deadline is March 18th, 2018.