Sh*t You Can't Say to Your Teacher (Scholarship Slam) - CLOSED

This scholarship slam is now closed.

 

About

It’s that time of year again: Labor Day rolls around, summer comes to a close, and you're back in those uncomfortable desks. But we know there’s so much more that goes on in (and outside of) the classroom.

It’s your turn to give your teachers a lesson on who you are and what you care about in education. What do you want to see changed in your classroom or school? Tell us in a poem for your chance to win $1,000 towards your college tuition.

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Need some help with poetic inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Check out our Action Guides for some guidance:

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Make sure you're eligible by checking out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and the contest rules. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student in the U.S. who will attend or is attending college in the U.S., and, (3) a submitted poem.
  2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action Guides and other poems for inspiration.
  3. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by December 13, 2013.
  4. Check our FAQ if you have any questions about the contest.
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Submissions

WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
My Decree I am a Man
54 min 3 sec ago
Down the narrow streets Facing the brick wall I see myself,
1 hour 5 min ago
I’m just a kid from So-Cal. First in my class, But not by much. I bite off more than I can chew
2 hours 36 min ago
I’m just a kid from So-Cal. First in my class, But not by much. I bite off more than I can chew
2 hours 47 min ago
I have scars on my legs that are made from a razor blade. Behind them is anger and hurt and sadness,
3 hours 19 min ago