2016 Composition Contest

"How do I love PPTC? Let me count the ways." On the occasion of the Annual Celebration (save the date: February 24), we hold a composition contest. In past years, we have asked for essays; in 2016, however, we shall eschew prose in favor of poetry.

Pick your favorite format – haiku, limerick, sonnet, or anything else you find inspiring – and wax poetic about what PPTC means to you.

Red singlets whiz by My heart yearns to run with them Ô! PPTC!

Swap your running stance for rhyming stanzas! Trade your 200-meter repeats for iambic pentameter!

Our esteemed panel of judges will pick their favorite paeans to the red and white. If your ode-writing ability is not at the level of Keats, fear not: all entrants will be entered into a random drawing for additional prizes!

Please submit your poem here. The deadline is Tuesday, February 16. You may enter as many works as you like!

When it comes to devotion to running, we shall see, to paraphrase Edward Bulwer-Lytton, if the pen is mightier than the shoe.

"Crowds of men and women attired in the usual costumes! how curious you are to me!"

Keith Williams