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The LaRoche Poetry Contest

The James and Christian LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest is held in the spring term and is open to open to all NWFSC undergraduates enrolled in the current academic year (Summer & Fall 2016 and Spring 2017).

Cash prizes are awarded: $100 for first place and $50 for second place.

Submissions for the 2017 contest are now closed. The winner will be announced soon.

The LaRoche poetry contest commemorates the memories of James and Christian LaRoche.

In 1986, Christian LaRoche instituted the James N. LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest to honor her late husband, who was a poet and an instructor at the college for 15 years, from 1968-1983.

Nine years ago, after the death of Christian LaRoche, the contest name was changed. At that time, the LaRoches’ son, Frederic, changed the name to the James and Christian LaRoche Memorial Poetry Contest in honor of both of his parents and their commitment to the writing arts.