To Be Heard Scholarship Slam -- CLOSED

Writing poetry is all about self-expression: being heard and being understood. We want to know all about what kinds of connections drive you, as both a person and poet, to speak truth and raise your voice. 
When you write, who are you hoping will hear it?  Your parents, your siblings, your classmates and friends? People from your past, or people you haven’t met yet? Do you write to forge new connections, or strengthen ones you’ve already got? To give yourself closure? To ask for help you need, or maybe to help somebody else? You might write without a specific person in mind – or you may just write just for yourself!
No matter who you hope will hear you, write a poem, in any form or style you choose.

How to Apply

  1. Make sure you're eligible by checking out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and the contest rules. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and, (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag To Be Heard.
  2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community.
  3. Check out this blog post that describes how we pick our scholarship winners
  4. Look at previous winners, Action GuidesTip Guides and other poems for inspiration. 
  5. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by September 08, 2014.
  6. Check out our FAQ if you have any questions about the contest.

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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
Roses are red  Viloets are blue The ocen swirls just like I did for you You broke my heart once
7 years 9 months ago
A proud mother to be doesn't expect this: 9 months of pain
7 years 9 months ago
Underneath this smile
7 years 9 months ago
I grew and noticed I had no pair Sent by God to provide care All ma burdens no one help bare
7 years 10 months ago
College is a dream A dream that can only be accomplished by a dragon A dragon that supports you throughout life
7 years 11 months ago