The World & Me Student Poetry Contest
Elementary, middle, and high school students are invited to submit up to 3 poems to this writing contest sponsored by Split This Rock. We ask students to pick a topic which relates their lives to the world on a larger scale. What issues do you care deeply about? How do you see yourself in relation to the world? Submissions should be in the spirit of Split This Rock: socially engaged poems, poems that reach beyond the self to connect with the larger community or world; poems of provocation and witness.
The 2015 World & Me Student Poetry Contest
The top 3 winners from each category will receive prizes and be celebrated at an awards ceremony where they will be invited to read their work in front of a live audience of family and friends.
- There are two categories for submissions: those by students 12 and under, and those 13-18 years old.
- Students can submit 1-3 poems, each 2 pages or less.
- All work must be original and by author. NO PLAGIARISM!
- Poems must relate to the theme.
- Poems will be judged on originality, skill of writing, creativity, and relation to The World & Me theme.
- Deadline for submissions is October 13, 2015.
This theme can be interpreted broadly and may include but is not limited to work addressing politics, economics, government, war, leadership; issues of identity (gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, body image, immigration, heritage, etc.); community, civic engagement, education, activism; and poems about history, cultural icons, or injustice generally.
Open to all students regardless of city, state, or country of residence.
Step 1: Click link below.
Step 2: Sign up for Submittable (it's free and easy, trust us.)
Step 3: Fill out information. You will be asked for name, age, address, email, phone number, and school.
Step 4: Attach Poems to Submittable.
Step 5: Submit application.
Submit up to 3 unpublished poems, no more than 6 pages total, in any style, in the spirit of Split This Rock (see above).
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 13TH!!!