Give your student(s) motivation, purpose, and an appreciation for writing and poetry this summer with the Poetic Power / Creative Communications poetry and essay contest. Every famous writer started somewhere… your student(s) can start here!
K-12 students in the United States or Canada can submit their poems or essays for a chance to get published and win prizes. The best of the best will even be published in a hard-bound anthology. Because the publication is regionally based, your student(s) will be competing with their peers in both age and location.
Creative Communications publishes thousands of student writers each year. Teachers, professors, and writers evaluate each entry. With no entry fee, there is no reason not to participate!
The top ten winners in each grade division will receive a $50 savings bond, recognition in a book, and a free copy of the published anthology. Teachers with 5 or more winning students will also receive a free copy of the anthology.
Rules and Deadlines – Poetry
Summer contest poetry entries must be postmarked by August 17, 2010. All poetry submissions must be the original work of the student, in English, appropriate content, and over 21 lines of text.
Rules and Deadlines – Essay
Summer contest essay entries must be postmarked by July 15, 2010. All essay entries must be the original work of the students, appropriate, in English, and must not be over 250 words.