Carl Sandburg Student Poetry Contest
The contest, which encourages young students to write, has grown to over 200 submissions. In January of 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.
Check back in December 2013 for the 2014 contest announcement.
2013 Poetry Contest Winners Announced!
2012 Poetry Contest - "Social Activism"
2011 Student Poetry Contest
Did You Know?
Carl Sandburg's eyes were very sensitive to light. He needed to protect his eyes whenever he worked outside and whenever he worked in rooms with incandescent lighting. He protected his eyes by wearing these green visors.