Cowboy Poetry Recordings


In response to continued strong interest and increased requests, the Will Rogers Medallion Award Committee is pleased to announce that a category for Cowboy Poetry Recordings has been added. Cowboy poets wishing to enter are requested to submit five cpies of their CD, together with an entry fee of $45, to:

WRMA Medallion Award Contest

7506 Silver Lake Drive

Rowlett, TX 75089

The CDs will be submitted to a panel of judges according to the following criteria:


Content (70 Points)

Is the poetry interesting and entertaining? (0-40 points)                            ________

Does the poetry reflect Cowboy or Ranching life? (0-10)                           ________

Is the poetry technically well done? (0-20)                                                 ________

Presentation (30 points)                                                                         

If music is added, does it fit and add value? (0-10)                                   ________

Is the language suitable? (within poetic usage) ? (0-5)                             ________


Is the poetry clear and understandable? (0-10)                                        ________

Is the packaging (j-card, case, credits, etc.) acceptable? (0-5)               ________

In keeping with past practice on new categories, releases from the past two years will be accepted. Future years will be restricted to releases from the immediate past year. Up to five places can be awarded, with Medallions going to the first three and Honorable Mention to Fourth and Fifth.

Spoken word CDs will be considered upon prior arrangement with the Committee.

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