Available to students attending any of the campuses of the University of Missouri. Applicants must submit typed manuscripts that are clearly marked with the name of the contest. The contest is open to both formal and unrhymed free verse entries. Entries should not exceed two single-spaced pages. The student ID number (not the student's name) shall be on the manuscript. A sealed envelope containing the title of the entry, author's name, local address and telephone number must accompany each entry, with the student ID number on the outside of the envelope. Poems should address children of primary school age. In addition to original poems, this could include poetry written in collaboration with children, or poetry which incorporates children's thoughts and emotions. The prizes shall be as follows: first prize-$250; second prize-$150; third prize-$75.