As part of Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) activities, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade. Participating ACS Local Sections welcome area Kindergarten- 12th grade students to compete.
Please contact a CCED coordinator from your local section for contest deadlines and submission information.
All poems must be no more than 40 words, and in one of the following styles to be considered:
Entries are judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the CCED theme (“Our Earth: Handle with Care!”), word choice and imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality and 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 (of 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 should be easy to read and may be printed with a computer, before the hand-drawn illustration is added, or the poem may be written on lined paper which is cut out and pasted onto the unlined paper with the illustration.
Only one entry per student will be accepted.
All entries must include an entry form.
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.