Poetry, Spoken Word & Songwriting Contest

This contest is part of the Canada 150 celebrations in Rossland.  It is open to residents of Canada currently residing in the West Kootenay region. The call for entry is for original poetry, spoken word Canada_150_Rossland_Songwriting_Contestand songs.  There will be a prize of $150 for each of these categories. Songs must be submitted along with lyrics. There are two age categories:  youth (18 and under) and adult (18 and over). The successful entries will be showcased at a performance at the Miner’s Hall in Rossland on Sunday October 15th.  If you are unable to attend, you are required to find someone else to present your work on your behalf.


Work must not exceed five minutes in length.  Deadline for entry is September 15th, 2017.

Submission Instructions: There are two ways to submit.

  1. Send a signed, scanned copy of the entry form along with your work and lyrics to,  or:
  2. Mail the printed, signed form along with a hard copy of your work ( burned CD if it is a song) to:

Rossland Arts Council
PO Box 405
Rossland, BC, V0G 1Y0

Questions? Please email Sam at

Please Download:  Echoes of Rossland: Past and Present Contest Entry Form

Check out the details for the Canada 150 Cultural Landscapes Art Exhibition to be held on 13-15th October, in the Rossland Miners Hall.

Thank you to our generous sponsors who make our events possible:  BC Arts Council, BC Gaming, BC Touring, City of Rossland, Teck Metals, Columbia Power