Thousands in prizes and awards will be awarded to students and schools. The essay contest divisions are: Grades 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division.
To enter an essay, write between 100 and 250 words on any non-fiction topic. The deadline for the essay contest is Feb. 19. The poetry contest divisions are: Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter a poem, submit one original poem in English, 21 lines or less. The deadline for the poetry contest is April 11.
To submit your essay or poetry entry, you may enter online at: www.poeticpower.com or mail your entry labeled Poetry Contest or Essay Contest to: 159 N Main, Smithfield, UT 84335. Please include the author’s name, address, city, state, and zip, current grade, school name, school address and teacher’s name. Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology.
These are not contests where every entry is published. There is no entry fee to enter the contest or required purchase to be published. Teachers can qualify for a free book and win awards for the quality of their entries. To view the students in your area who were selected as winners in previous contests or to view the schools in your area who were awarded a $250 language arts grant, go to: http://www.poeticpower.com/winner.php
There is also an art contest for students in grades K-12. Over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to students and their teachers.
To enter, take a photo of your original art and go to www.celebratingart.com to enter and for full contest information.
The art contest deadline is April 9. If you have any questions, feel free to call (435) 713-4411.