Only one week left for your students to submit their original poetry to the Word Up! Poetry Contest.
Students in grades 6 – 12 can enter up to three original poems (no more than 60 lines each) in Howard County Library’s Word Up! Poetry Contest. A Word Up! Educators Resource brochure with writing exercises and other resources is available for teachers online.
Poems are judged by a committee on their originality and language use, among other criteria. Deadline for entries is March 16. All winners will be invited to read their poems on April 28 and will receive cash awards, sponsored by Friends of Howard County Library.
All winning poems are posted on the Library’s web site. Students may qualify for only one prize in each category.
Category 1: Grades 6 & 7
Category 2: Grades 8 & 9
Category 3: Grades 10 – 12
Get those poems in by March 16!
Katie George – Administration Office