Carl Sandburg Student Poetry Contest
2014 Contest Now Open!
The contest encourages young students to write poetry based on a theme which changes each year. Educators are invited to submit original poems written by their students. Students in grades 3-12 are guided only by an annual theme. Submissions can be written in any style. Poems are judged within grade categories, 3-5th, 6-8th and 9-12th. Winning poets are then invited to share their work at a celebration in their honor.
2013 Poetry Contest Winners Announced!
2012 Poetry Contest - "Social Activism"
2011 Student Poetry Contest
Did You Know?
Carl Sandburg is celebrated as an American poet, although his works are found all over the world and have been published in many different languages.