As you grow older, the person you become isn't necessarily the person you always thought you'd turn out to be-- and that's not a bad thing. Usually, it's the difficulties in life that help you to learn and grow stronger. Every individual is shaped by unique life experiences and at the end of the day, no two people are exactly alike.
We want to know how you define yourself. If you were a word in the dictionary and someone flipped to your page, what would they find there? Essentially, what makes you...you? How did you become the person you are today? Share your poem with us for your chance to win $1,000 for college.
HOW TO APPLY
- Make sure you're eligible! The basic requirements are this: (1) you are 25 years of age (or younger), and (2) you are a current or former high school student who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories.
- Add an original poem to Power Poetry by Friday, November 6, 2015. You'll need to register as a member of our community first.
- Tag your poem with the poetry slam tag I Am... Scholarship Slam
If you need inspiration, look no further — we've got it! This blog post describes how we pick our scholarship winners, and you can also check out some of our winning poems (warning: they're awesome). Power Poetry's Tip Guides can help you learn more about different poetic forms and styles. Words have power, so our Action Guides are meant to inspire and empower you to use poetry as a way to change your life — and the world!