The 2015 Poetry to Bridge Generations contest is now open.

Elders track is for those aged 50 years and older. Youth track is for those in grades 7-12.

Submit 2 original poems: one about how the world views/treats older people and one about how the world views/treats teenagers.

Submission Instructions

Submit poems online in .doc, .docx, or pdf format.


Mail submissions to: Poetry Across the Generations Contest
ATTN: Sigma Phi Omega Poetry
UNO Department of Gerontology CB 211
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182-0202

DEADLINE: Monday, September 21, 2015

View or print the 2015 contest flier.

“A lot of native children are lost. They don't know their roots and who their people are" Tom Render, UNO Intertribal Student Council president, 2008

"Life review at any age is a way to learn about self and others in a way that illuminates the possibilites of human existence." Robert Butler, MD, PhD