Showing posts with label poetry contest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poetry contest. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Shmoop Poetry Essay Contest - Win an iPad

Online study guide provider Shmoop just announced an essay contest for high school students. Shmoop's Poetry Essay Contest asks students to write a 500 word analysis of Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. The winner of the contest, judged by Jim Burke, will receive an iPad. The entry deadline is May 28, 2010. You can find all of the entry requirements and contest details here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Scholastic's Power of Poetry Contest

Scholastic is hosting a poetry contest for students in grades nine through twelve. Winning entries will receive a new HP Pavilion laptop. Fifteen laptops will be awarded, twelve to high school senior and one to each of grades nine through eleven. Entries are being accepted now through June 30, 2009. Entries can be submitted online. Read the full contest details here.

All entries into the the Power of Poetry contest must be written in Haiku form. To help students get started, Scholastic provides students with a good how-to guide for writing Haiku's. Scholastic also provides students a gallery of sample poems.

Applications for Education
When students write or create for a wider audience, they sometimes take more pride in their work than when just writing for their classrooms. Contests are a good way to get students to write for a wider audience.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Poetry Visualized
Shmoop Study Guides for History and Literature