S.C. State Library offers contest for young poets

S.C. State Library offers contest for young poets

Submissions are due March 3.

As part of this year’s May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture events, the South Carolina State Library is offering Young Minds Dreaming, a poetry contest for South Carolina students, including homeschool students, in grades 3-12.

First, Second and Third Place winners will be selected for the following groups: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Winners and their families will be invited to the State Library on April 1 to read their poems and meet Jacquline Woodson, this year’s Arbuthnot Lecturer.

Additionally, teachers who are able to verify all students in a class have submitted poetry, may use the verification form linked on the webpage for a chance to receive a classroom set of books. One set per age grouping will be made available.

Submission deadline is March 3.

Find details and submission guidelines online. For other questions, contact SCSL Learning Experiences Coordinator Pamela Hoppock at (803) 734-8646.

Via: South Carolina State Library