2017 Poetry Contest - "Strength"
Thank you for submitting poems to the 2017 contest. A few dates have changed regarding contest timelines this spring. Please see below:
March 20 through April 7 = Poems on display at Sandburg Home for visitor judging.
April 14 - no later than this date will teachers receive an e-mail notice of winning student entries.
April 21 - Contest Celebration held at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC
Carl Sandburg Student Poetry Contest
The contest is announced in December of each year with entries due late February. 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.