Poetry and Essay Contest


Since 1986, The Woman’s Club of Upper Saddle River has sponsored an Essay and Poetry Contest in the Upper Saddle River Schools.

A topic is chosen and communicated to administrators, teachers and parents in January.

January is the month for writing.  February is the month for judging.

Winners are notified and they, their families, and school personnel are invited to attend our March meeting to read their winning words.

The 2017 topic for our 31st annual Essay and Poetry contest was:

Museums preserve important objects as well as everyday items that historians call artifacts, to represent periods in time. In our town, the Hopper-Goetschius Museum has preserved artifacts from the time our town was a farming community.

What do you think should be preserved to represent what life is like for you and your  family in 2017? Tell us about an item (or items) that would be on your list, explain why they are important now, and what they could say to the future about your life in 2017.

Check back in January for our topic for 2018