HOW THE CONTEST WORKS
Students in grades K-9 write a poem.
Teachers enter students or students can enter on their own.
Our judge/educators read each piece and invite the top 45% to be published.
After the deadline, teachers are notified which students are accepted to be published and those students are invited through a postcard in the mail.
Students who give permission to be published are printed in an anthology that includes their work.
The top ten students in each grade division receive a $25 award and a free book. Teachers earn free classroom supplies.