Poetry In Flight

Poetry Contest

2022 Poetry In Flight Contest Recap and Results

The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA)/Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR), the YMCA of Central New York’s Downtown Writers Center, Barnes & Noble, The River’s End Bookstore, and Delta Air Lines are proud to announce that the “Poetry in Flight” aviation/travel-themed poetry competition has returned for its second year!

Just in time for National Poetry Month (April), the contest ran from March through mid April 2022. The judging panel reviewed all submissions and chose winners and selected finalists through the month of June.

Poems were aviation and travel themed, and were accepted in two categories: Adult and Youth (grades 6-12). Submitted poems were judged by a panel of local writers organized by the YMCA of Central New York Downtown Writers Center.

The winner of the adult category received a pair of round trip plane tickets good for travel in the 48 contiguous states or Canada courtesy of Delta Air Lines!

The winner of the youth category received a gift basket from Barnes and Noble valued at $500, as well as one year of enrollment in the Young Authors Academy at the YMCA of Central New York Downtown Writers Center in Syracuse!

Selected finalists from both categories received gift cards from The River’s End Bookstore in Oswego, NY!

The winner of each category and selected finalists currently have their poems displayed both on this website and in the SYR terminal for travelers to enjoy until they are replaced by this year’s winners.

2022 YOUTH CATEGORY WINNER

2022 YOUTH CATEGORY SELECTED FINALISTS

2022 ADULT CATEGORY WINNER

2022 ADULT CATEGORY SELECTED FINALISTS