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And those who care for the American West

Announcing the Third

Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest

Friday, June 13, 2014

7 p.m.  Contest

9 p.m.  Awards and Winners perform

218 West Second Street

Alma, Kansas

Two Categories:  Serious and Humorous Poetry

Winners receive the coveted Governor’s Buckle

Top three receive gift certificates from leading western stores

In conjunction with the 9th annual Symphony in the Flint Hills


The 2014 contest is brought to you in partnership with the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Entrants MUST Qualify at one of the following events to compete at this contest:


Dodge City Contest - Friday, May 30, 2014 from 5-7 pm. at the Carnegie Center for the Arts, Final Friday Event

701 Second Ave. (corner of Spruce and Second) Dodge City, KS 67801



Contestant Guidelines


Chair: Ron Wilson, Poet Lariat     

Local Contact: Abby Amick, Wabaunsee County Economic Development, 785-765-4655;

Committee: Jeff Davidson, President, Kansas Chapter of Western Music Association from Greenwood County; Brad Hamilton, Western Entertainer from Hoyt; Geff Dawson, accomplished cowboy poet and entertainer from the Alma area, and Glenn Brunkow an entertainer from Pottawatomie County, Trey Allen, Winner of the 2011 Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest.



Serious Division

1st - Don Welborn of Meriden, KS

2nd - Eric Borden of Drexel, MO

3rd - Jeremy Raaf of Gridley, KS

Humorous Division

1st - Dwight Burgess of Wamego, KS

2nd - Don Welborn of Meriden, KS

3rd - Eric Borden of Drexel, MO


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