Modern Myths Scholarship Slam — CLOSED


How does $1,000 for college sound? Thought so. Keep reading to find out how to win.


While we're big fans of the classics, mythology didn't die out in 1000 BCE. In fact, we're surrounded by updated versions of classic tales every day (before Thor was saving the world with the Avengers, he was an important character in Norse mythology). Myths are living, breathing organisms that grow and change with our societies. Superheroes are our demigods and urban legends are our monsters. 

How would you update a classic myth, or create your own?

We want to read your interpretations of myths and legends from around the world. Would Aphrodite be an Instagram queen? Who would Anansi the trickster hang out with in high school? Would Thor be any good at video games? Tell us in a poem your modern version of a traditional myth or urban legend, or go ahead and create your own for your chance to win.

Note: This is a sweepstakes scholarship. That means a winner will be chosen from a random drawing.


  1. 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 Thursday, October 17, 2019. You'll need to register as a member of our community first. 

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





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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
The mourning sun: Helios   I bloom—vivid and bold. Set in your sky,
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Praise be to Allah, for I fear nothing but Him and arrogance And what marvels are we, being proud of His own creation
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  If i could get the single chance  I’d have a word or two with Hades 
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The gold foil letters reading her name  Classical, never subtle  Her fame well-acclaimed 
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It perches on the small branch with claw like feet
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