Speak Your Mind Scholarship Slam

Your mind is an amazing thing. It collects information, helps you sort out your emotions and (best of all) it's the portal into your imagination. We want to know what you're thinking about. Tell us in a poem what makes you tick for a chance to win $1,000 for your college education.

C'mon. Dig around in that brain of yours and pick any idea that really makes you think. Need a push to get started? Check out our action and tip guides for inspiration.


  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 who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag Speak Your Mind Slam.
  2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action Guides, Tip Guides and other poems for inspiration.
  3. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by July 31, 2014.
  4. Check out our FAQ if you have any questions about the contest.

Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for announcements about this scholarship and be sure to include #speakURmind when you share your poems!


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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
I used to care too much, now I do not care at all, I have been up with my "friends", but they all watched me fall.
3 hours 43 min ago
People tell you to speak your mind, but not to be rude. They do not want to hear lies, but say they want the truth.
4 hours 21 min ago
Hours, minutes, seconds of my time.  
8 hours 16 min ago