Modern Myths Scholarship Slam


How does $1,000 for college sound? Thought so. Keep reading to find out how to win.


While we're big fans of the classics, mythology didn't die out in 1000 BCE. In fact, we're surrounded by updated versions of classic tales every day (before Thor was saving the world with the Avengers, he was an important character in Norse mythology). Myths are living, breathing organisms that grow and change with our societies. Superheroes are our demigods and urban legends are our monsters. 

How would you update a classic myth, or create your own?

We want to read your interpretations of myths and legends from around the world. Would Aphrodite be an Instagram queen? Who would Anansi the trickster hang out with in high school? Would Thor be any good at video games? Tell us in a poem your modern version of a traditional myth or urban legend, or go ahead and create your own for your chance to win.

Note: This is a sweepstakes scholarship. That means a winner will be chosen from a random drawing.


  1. 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.
  2. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by Thursday, October 3, 2019. You'll need to register as a member of our community first. 

Got questions? Our scholarship FAQ and contest rules should have the answers. If they don't, feel free to contact us.





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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
she danced across  decaying fields with sorrow at her core a prisoner of his heart  her own a swinging door
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The lady went long without her love While her own heartaches
1 hour 3 min ago
Sarpedon couldn't get its head around A woman who wanted to stand her ground After a non-consensual encounter.
4 hours 12 min ago
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The water gleams like valued crystals Smells of sweet childhood
7 hours 42 min ago