A talent in poetry will win one cattleman or woman a trip to the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2019. The Cowboy Poetry Contest, being coordinated by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and sponsored by IMI Global, is accepting entries until Oct. 19.
Five finalists will be selected by NCBA on Oct. 26, with public voting on submitted videos held Nov. 6 to Dec. 4. The top three will be announced Dec. 5. The winner will have the chance to perform their work live on stage at the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention in New Orleans Feb. 1, 2019, or via video if not in attendance. Entries must be original and humorous.
In addition to performing their poem live, the first place winner will receive a free trip to the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. Included will be a travel credit of up to $500, one full convention registration (including Cattlemen’s College), and one hotel room for three nights. The poetry will also be published in National Cattlemen Magazine and on the organization’s website, pending proof of copyright.
Second place will also perform their poetry live on stage Feb. 1 and receive a full registration to the 2019 Convention, while third place will perform their poetry live and receive a $100 Cabela’s Gift Card.
The contestant must upload a video performing the poetry work (five minutes or less), along with the poem in document form, to be considered. For more information and to enter, go to www.ncba.org, then click on conventions and events/Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show.