FUNdrive 2021: Primrose Poetry Contest


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Pen your greatest piece of poetry yet for the Primrose Poetry Contest!

Are you an aspiring poet? A fan of the written word? Or maybe someone looking to share their art with the world? LOOK NO FURTHER! The Primrose Poetry Contest will take place on-air at 88.3 FM and via CKXU.COM on Monday October 18, 2021 at 6PM and will feature a variety of live poetry readings direct from the poets mouth.

Theme: Flowers, Environmentalism, “Blooming Anew” – Take Your Pick!

Poetry Submissions will be accepted from September 14 to October 13, 2021 !

Submissions will be judged for the following awards:

  • Overall Best Poem

  • Best Under 18 Poem

  • Best Spoken Poem

A live reading of the submitted poems will take place on-air on Monday October 18, 2021 at 6PM. Once the readings are complete, the judges will announce our winners live-to-air! The winners will each be awarded one of CKXU’s FUNdrive 2021 Too Cool for School packs, which include a 2021/22 Friends Card, FUNdrive 2021 Sticker, Pink Frisbee, and Tie-Dye FUNdrive 2021 T-shirt.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  • Am I allowed to submit multiple poems?

    Yes! Participants may submit up to two (2) poems to the contest. Poems need to be submitted individually, and will be judged as individual pieces.

  • Can I participate if I’m under 18?

    Yes, participation from folks of all ages is encouraged!

  • How do I tune in to the on-air event?

    Tune your radio to 88.3 on the FM band OR tune in via our online webstream at CKXU.COM on Monday October 18, 2021 at 6PM.

For any other inquiries or questions relating to the Primrose Poetry Contest, please
email Imogen at
volunteer@ckxu.com.