Western Carolinas Local Section


Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Illustrated Poem Contest

Posted by George on February 12, 2018 at 8:35 PM

Colleagues and Friends –

Wanted to let you know about the Illustrated Poetry Contest that is sponsored by the American Chemical Society (all details on attached two page flier). Contest is for students K-12 and they compose an original poem (40 words or less) and illustrate the poem. The theme for this year is “Dive into Marine Chemistry”. The flyer provides some possible topics as well as the judging criteria for the entries.

Our local section gives out awards for first ($50 gift card) and second ($25 – gift card) place in each grade category (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12) so up to $300 in prize money available. I know it is hard to get your students engaging in projects outside of the curriculum but some of the students eat this up and hoping to get some entries for all grade categories. A little tougher to get the middle and high school students participating but do hope the topic this year might be more accessible than some previous themes.

Appreciate your sharing this opportunity with your students or passing on to any colleagues that might engage their students with this opportunity.

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ccew/illustrated-poem-contest/winners.html" target="_blank">The link here takes you to the National Winners from 2017.

As you can see, the top awards have both a strong poem AND are well illustrated.

Printable flyer

Entry form (word format)

Categories: outreach

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