My Year in Poetry Scholarship Slam - CLOSED

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


Compare the person you are now to the person you were a year ago. Are you exactly the same? Didn't think so. Each day we experience new events, thoughts, and feelings that allow us to change and grow.

What shaped this past year for you?

We want to know what happened this past year that had a major impact on you. Take time to reflect. Did you have a personal epiphany? Get super into politics because of the election? Or did you discover a cause that you have a true passion for? Tell us in a poem what affected you this past year and why, 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 Friday, January 20, 2017. 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.
5 years 8 months ago
i have a disclaimer before i tell you anything else all of this is 100% true, all the gory details
5 years 8 months ago
Are You Counting Everyday?  The hours, minutes, seconds and every breath you take?
5 years 8 months ago
If I had one more day with you, I'd ask about your life. I'd learn so many things,
5 years 8 months ago
They wear masks and capes And wear them with pride Because when a demon escapes
5 years 8 months ago