Young American Poetry Contest
The purpose of the National Schools Project is to encourage student writing and provide an audience for student poetry. We want kids excited about writing. Schools across the nation are invited to participate in the project. Poems are selected based on the following criteria:

Overall quality of the poem based on student's age and grade level determined by:
        Creativity

        Age-appropriate language

        Sensory/figurative images

        Structure

        Poetic techniques

        Special circumstances (supplied by submitting teacher)