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Splish Splash Poetry Contest in Honor of National Poetry Month

Does your child get excited about Shakespeare, score big on essay questions, or relish time to write in a journal? All of these?

We’re inviting all young scribes to do what they love for a chance to win our Splish Splash Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. The top three winners from each grade will win a prize!

Your child’s excitement for the warmer days ahead and more time in and around water will serve as inspiration to compose their masterpiece. The sound, smell, or feel of water can be their guide to craft a haiku, cinquain, limerick, ballad, sonnet, free verse, or any other style they desire.

Perhaps they look forward to spending time fishing, snorkeling, or having water balloon fights this summer? Or maybe they’re a pro at singing in the shower? It’s time to wax poetic about water!

Entries will be accepted through our “What’s Your Story?” page along with their photo or a video of them reading it. All entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be eligible for prizes.

Questions? E-mail [email protected] We look forward to you submitting your child’s entry. We can’t wait to read it!

For more ways to celebrate National Poetry Month, check out our list of 10 trivia activities.

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Deanna Glick

Deanna Glick has spent two decades as a writer and editor, covering education policy, adoption, and other issues of interest to children and families. Deanna has also worked and volunteered for youth-focused nonprofits, including Students Run LA and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A California native, Deanna loves to hike sections of the Appalachian Trail and spend time on the Shenandoah River near her Northern Virginia home. She often finds writing inspiration through her 8-year-old daughter, who loves to read, paint, play sports, and learn.

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