Everything is Awesome Scholarship Slam - CLOSED

Sometimes when all the bad stuff gets in the way it can be hard to remember the good things-- like the fact that (mostly) everything is awesome. No, seriously. You're awesome. The pen that allows you to write is awesome. The fact that we get to exchange ideas with people all over the world is awesome.

Things may happen to bring us down but there is a positive side to every situation and poets are especially great at finding that silver lining. What is it about yourself, a friend, or life in general that you find awesome? Share your thoughts with us in a poem and bring some positivity into someone's life (and also be entered to win $1,000 for your college education).

Don't forget to share your poems on social media! Poems with 50 or more shares (which must be sent from the poem page on PowerPoetry) will be the ones the PowerPoetry team reads first.



  1. Make sure you're eligible! The basic requirements are this: (1) you are 25 years of age (or younger), and (2) you are a current or former high school student who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories.
  2. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by Friday, August 7, 2015. You'll need to register as a member of our community first.  
  3. Tag your poem with the poetry slam tag Everything is Awesome Scholarship Slam

Got questions? Our scholarship FAQ and contest rules should have the answers. If they don't, feel free to contact us.


If you need inspiration, look no further — we've got it! This blog post describes how we pick our scholarship winners, and you can also check out some of our winning poems (warning: they're awesome). Power Poetry's Tip Guides can help you learn more about different poetic forms and styles. Words have power, so our Action Guides are meant to inspire and empower you to use poetry as a way to change your life — and the world!

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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
Just to breath Just to believe From opening your eyes every day To the path we lay
7 years 1 month ago
There's something really wonderful About not being able to breathe About your muscles ripping
7 years 1 month ago
My hair is something that I hope he fell in love with second
7 years 1 month ago
What a wondeful man we never met! Ancestors telling us stories that we don't get. Not having hope to live anymore,
7 years 1 month ago
it's not just the simple things the gasps between breathless laughter or the anticipation before fireworks
7 years 1 month ago