Circle of Neihardt Juried Contest

Wayne State College, The Neihardt Trust and the Neihardt Foundation announce the first annual Circle of Neihardt Juried Contest. The Circle of Neihardt honors the memory of John G. Neihardt (1881-1973) —poet, writer, journalist, professor. During his lifetime, Neihardt received many honors, among them being named Poet Laureate of Nebraska and Prairie Poet of America. Circleneihardtlogomd_3

The Circle of Neihardt has both a College Level and a High School Level contest.  The themes and the genre for the contests—always derived from some aspect of Neihardt’s work—will change yearly.  This
year’s College Level genre is Essay or Creative Nonfiction and the High School Level is The Lyric Epigraph. 

For more information, please visit The Circle of Neihardt Contest.  Questions may be directed to