Submit a Poem Online

Montgomery County Environmental Services and Keep Montgomery County Beautiful are proud to present the Environmental Poetry Contest. Students are encouraged to express their environmental ideas and concerns regarding litter prevention and awareness, water preservation, and keeping Montgomery County beautiful. Use your imagination and join the winners to see your poetry in print.

The contest is open to all Montgomery County students in grades 2-12. (Please note if student is entering under Special Education division.)


  • One entry per person, one author per entry.
  • Poetry theme must relate to litter.
  • Entries must be legible on one sheet of 8 1/2” x 11” white paper if not submitted online.
  • Please! No artwork on the poems.
  • On the back of the page, entries must include:
    1) Student's Name
    2) Complete Address with City and Zip Code
    3) School Name, Address, Grade, and Teacher’s Name
    4) Your teacher’s phone number or e-mail address
  • Entries will be judged by grade on theme usage, creativity, punctuation, spelling, and neatness.
  • Entries not following the guideline rules will be disqualified.

2014 Timeline
March 31st : Entries due to Montgomery County Solids Waste District (MCSWD). (Late entries
will not be judged.)
Mid to Late April : Invitations mailed to winners for award reception.
May 17th: Awards reception at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in the Octagon Building.

View PDF Brochure

Submit Entries To:
Montgomery County Solid Waste District
Attn: Poetry Contest
2550 Sandridge Drive
Dayton, OH 45439
Email questions to:


Zip Code:
School Name:
Grade Level:
Teacher's Name:
Type of Poetry:
Please type or copy and paste your poem here: