Poetry Contest for Kids

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November 16, 2010 by Bexter

Young writers, you can submit your best work to a poetry contest. It’s sponsored by Creative Communication, and the next deadline is December 9, 2010.

Yes, there are prizes. For students, the top ten entries in each grade division (K-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12 for poetry) will receive a $50 savings bond, special recognition in the anthology, and a free copy of the anthology that is created from the contest. Teachers with 5 or more students submitting will receive a free copy of the anthology that includes their student writers. Teachers also can qualify to apply for one of fifty $250 grants that they award each year.

Deadline: December 9, 2010

Who: Students in the US or Canada grades K-12 are eligible

Cost: Free

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Writers in the Schools (WITS)


Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

The glory of WITS is best expressed by the students--in their own words -- so this blog features essays, stories, and poems that were created by K-12 students in our program. All material (c) Writers in the Schools 2007-2013. If you wish to republish this work, please credit both the organization and the author and link back to this site. This material may not be used in commercial ventures of any kind.

Supporting WITS will help bring the pleasure and power of reading and writing to more Houston children helping to improve writing skills, build confidence, raise test scores, and enhance creativity.

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