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Poetry Contest 2021-22

6th Annual Segerstrom High School Poetry Contest 2021-22

RULES AND INFORMATION

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to all Segerstrom High School students, grades 9-12

RULES:

  • To enter the contest, each entrant must write an original poem that reflects on the prompt:
    • Write a poem about how music makes you feel
  • Entries must:
    • be typed using Times New Roman and 12 size font
    • have a title
    • be 20 lines of poetry or less 
  • Only include your student ID and grade level on the poem document itself. Do not write your name on the poem.
  • Only one poem can be entered into the contest.
  • Poems with vulgar, offensive, or profane language will be disqualified. 
  • All poems will be submitted to Turnitin.com, a plagiarism prevention website. It is essential that each entry must be your own original work and cannot contain previously published and/or copyrighted material. If the judging panel discovers at any time that an entry contained previously published and/or copyrighted material, your poem will be immediately disqualified.

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST:

WINNERS AND PRIZES:

  • One (1) poem will be selected as the 1st place winner and named Poet Laureate.  
  • Additionally, there will be 2nd and 3rd place winners.  
  • See below to view the prizes you can win if your poem is selected.

SELECTION OF WINNERS

  • Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Ability to captivate the reader
    • Sensory images
    • Use of language
    • Elements of poetry
    • Originality
    • Organization and overall impact

1ST PLACE:

  • Named Poet Laureate of Segerstrom
  • The 1st place poem will be published at The Jag Journal website
  • Receive spirit wear from the Jag store
  • Receive a gift (donated by Journalism Club)

2ND AND 3RD:

  • Both 2nd and 3rd place poems will be published at The Jag Journal website
  • Receive spirit wear from the Jag store
  • Receive a gift (donated by Journalism Club)

QUESTIONS?

  • If you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to email any questions to [email protected].