Poetry In Flight

Poetry Contest

The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA)/Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR), the YMCA’s Downtown Writers Center, and Delta Air Lines are proud to present the “Poetry in Flight” aviation/travel-themed poetry competition! Just in time for National Poetry Month (April), the contest will run through April 28, 2021.

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

The winner of the adult category will receive 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 will receive 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’s Downtown Writers Center in Syracuse!

The winner of each category and selected finalists will have their poems displayed in the SYR terminal for travelers to enjoy.

To learn more about the rules, regulations, and submission instructions for this contest, please see the category links below.

Poetry In Flight – Adult Category

Poetry In Flight – Youth Category