STUDENTS can enter this contest. (Teachers don’t HAVE to do it for you.) Grades 3 – 12 in the United States and Canada for essays, grades K – 12 for poetry!
Three different deadlines, so you can be writing all year long!
Oct. 29, 2009
Feb. 17, 2010
July 15, 2010
Poetry: You can enter one poem in each contest. They have three contests a year. They say thousands of dollars in cash and prizes are awarded to students and teachers for each regional contest.
Top ten poems in each grade divison will receive a $50 savings bond, special recognition in a book they will publish and a free copy of the anthology that is created from the contest.
Poems must not be over 21 lines of text. Blank lines between stanzas are not included in the 21 line limit.
Poems must be in English.
Do not type your poem or name and address information in all capitals.
Do not double space your poem.
When entering poems and/or essays, you will need to go to the website.
Essays: One essay in each contest. Three contests a year.
Same prizes as for poetry.
Topic: Each student can write on a topic that they feel is important to them.
Essays must be no longer than 250 words.
Each essay must have an original title.
Students can enter one original essay for each contest deadline.