Monday, December 7, 2009

The World and Me Youth Poetry Contest

Split This Rock is excited to announce the opening of our youth poetry contest, The World & Me. We invite children and youth who live or go to school in the District of Columbia to speak out and share voices and thoughts on their communities. If you are a teacher, please encourage your students to submit their work to the contest. And if you know other educators and youth counselors who could make the contest a part of their curriculum and learning activities please pass the word on to them.

Additional flyers and the required application form are available here.

Split This Rock seeks poems on the theme: "The World & Me."
What about your neighborhood/city/country/planet makes you happy and proud? What makes you sad? If you were in charge, what would you change? Are there issues you care deeply about? Situations in the news or in your neighborhood that make you mad? Or glad?
Tell us in a poem!

Eligible Writers: Poets must live in or attend school in DC, as well as qualify for either of the following contest groups:
-Ages 12 and under or
-High school students ages 13 and up

Directions: Please print and complete the application form ( and send 1-3 poems to:

Split This Rock/The World & Me Poetry Contest
1112 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC20036

Or Fax: (202) 387-7915

Postmark Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2010
You may also hand-deliver the poems by 5 pm on January 15.

Questions? Email: info at splitthisrock dot org
or call (202) 787-5210

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