2014 Theme: The Wonders of Water
The American Chemical Society is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in K-12. All poems must be no more than 40 words and in one of the following styles to be considered: Haiku, Limerick, Ode, ABC poem, Free verse, End rhyme, and Blank verse. Entries will be judged upon relevance to the theme, The Wonders of Water as well as incorporation of the theme, word choice, imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality, creativity, and overall presentation. All entries must be original works without aid from others. Each poem must be submitted and illustrated on an unlined sheet of paper (any type) not larger than 11” x 14”. The illustration must be created by hand using crayons, watercolors, other types of paint, colored pencils, or markers. The text of the poem must be easy to read and may be printed with a computer before the illustration is done or the poem may be pasted onto the unlined paper with the illustration. Younger students may write the poem on lined paper and paste it onto the unlined paper with the illustration. Only one entry per student will be accepted. Entry form must accompany the entry.
All illustrated poems and/or digital representations of the poems become the property of the American Chemical Society.
Acceptance of prizes constitutes consent to use winners’ names, likenesses, and entries for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposes.
Entry must be received by March 31, 2014. Poems may be mailed to
Dr. Connie Gabel
Department of Chemistry
Metropolitan State University of Denver
P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 52
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Download the flyer and Application Below: