Tweet There are many types of contests and competitions for students. This is the last one I'll mention here, for a while anyway.
Young Voices of America Speak Their Muse 2009 is a poetry contest. The poem can be "Haiku, Quatrain, Cinquain, Sonnet, Limeric, Ode, Couplet, Tanka," or one of many other types. It must be original and previously unpublished. It should “speak your muse.” It can make people laugh, make them think, or inspire them.
Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
Kindergarten – Grade 2
Grade 3 – 6
Grade 7 – 12
Entries must be received by midnight November 27, 2009 and will be judged by noted poet Richard Peabody.
Contest guidelines: http://www.youngvoicesfoundation.org/images/Guidelines_Young_Voices_of_America_Speak_Their_Muse_2009.doc