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

This scholarship slam is now closed.



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:


  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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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
She stood there In front of the mirror Full of regret She puts on her mask and she smiles
37 min 20 sec ago
Isn't it awesome that Everyday is a fresh start Everyday a chance has been given make change if you are unhappy
45 min 25 sec ago
1.       LIGHT   In the light, Sight is inevitable.  
55 min 49 sec ago
Hey, best friend, it's time to wake, for we have a big, fun day. We'll have a breakfast too big for two,
1 hour 21 sec ago
The sun's warmth dances on my freckled face. I close my eyes and 
1 hour 1 min ago