I Am... Scholarship Slam - CLOSED

As you grow older, the person you become isn't necessarily the person you always thought you'd turn out to be-- and that's not a bad thing. Usually, it's the difficulties in life that help you to learn and grow stronger. Every individual is shaped by unique life experiences and at the end of the day, no two people are exactly alike.

We want to know how you define yourself. If you were a word in the dictionary and someone flipped to your page, what would they find there? Essentially, what makes you...you? How did you become the person you are today? Share your poem with us for your chance to win $1,000 for college.



  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, November 6, 2015. You'll need to register as a member of our community first.  
  3. Tag your poem with the poetry slam tag I Am... 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.
A lier A thief Anyone my mom woudlnt want to see me be A slacker  A bum
6 years 10 months ago
I Am the girl who reads quietly in the corner but also the speed talker at your local auction   I Am 
6 years 10 months ago
Often times, I struggle to find myself. On the brink of adulthood, I have a few foolish ambitions.
6 years 10 months ago
Momma says don't touch the thorns
6 years 11 months ago
Sweet introspection, incandescent I am- I am introspection. A wandering state of mind;
6 years 11 months ago