Inflight Poetry Contest 2022
The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA)/Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR), Central New York Writers Center YMCA and Delta Air Lines are proud to announce that the Poetry Contest aviation/travel “Poetry in Flight” is back for its second year! Submissions are now being accepted in two categories – Youth and Adult – at the links below. Submissions will be accepted until April 30, 2022.
Adult Category Submissions
Youth Category Submissions (Grades 6-12)
2021 In-Flight Poetry Contest Recap and Results
Just in time for National Poetry Month (April), the competition ran throughout April 2021. The judging panel reviewed all submissions and decided on the winners and runners-up selected throughout the month of may.
Poems were about aviation and travel and were accepted in two categories: adult and youth (grades 6-12). The submitted poems were judged by a panel of local writers organized by the Central New York Downtown Writers Center YMCA.
The adult category winner received a pair of round-trip airline tickets valid for travel within the 48 contiguous states or Canada courtesy of Delta Air Lines!
The winner in the youth category received a $500 gift basket from Barnes and Noble, along with one year of enrollment in the Young Authors Academy at the YMCA of Central New York Downtown Writers Center in Syracuse!
The winner of each category and the selected runners-up 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.