“It's time to rhyme!”
Enter your funny, rhyming poem by January 24
Calling all poets! TIME For Kids has a challenge for you: Write a funny, rhyming poem. It must be an original poem that does not copy another poet’s work. Enter it in the TIME For Kids Poetry Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive an online class visit from Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt. The grand-prize winner and three finalists will each get a signed copy of Nesbitt’s newest book of poetry, The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids, and their poems will be published at timeforkids.com.
WHAT: Write a funny, rhyming poem and enter it in the TFK Poetry Contest. Poet Kenn Nesbitt will look for originality, creativity, humor and rhyme in the style of his own poetry.
HOW: Send your poem by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your e-mail message should read “TFK POETRY CONTEST.” Be sure to include your first name only, your e-mail address and your parents’ e-mail address. Contest is open to students who are 8 to 13 years old.
Students can create a new rhyming poem or use a rhyming poem that we have written in class. Students may only enter ONE poem to the contest.
Students must print the “Sent Email” and bring back to class or “CC” their Language Arts Teacher in order to receive credit for the assignment.
IF A STUDENT IS UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST, THEY MUST TYPE ANOTHER NEW POEM AND BRING BACK TO CLASS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE ASSIGNMENT.
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