Programs for Students
Write Where You Are Poetry Contest
Ohio students in grades K-12 are invited to enter our poetry contest, which runs from October 5, 2020, through January 31, 2021. We encourage students to submit poetry of all forms to the theme of "Write Where You Are." Students may write a poem about a place that holds special meaning to them: a bus stop, a corner in a classroom, a moonlit groove beneath the stars.
We highly encourage students (if they can) to revisit these places of meaning and compose some of their verses surrounded by the place that inspires them.
Poetry should not exceed ONE page of typed, 12 pt. font text. Poetry should be original and written by an Ohio student. Students must submit to their appropriate grade category: K-2, 3-5, 6-8. or 9-12. Please note that school Google accounts cannot access the entry forms, so please use a parent email address to enter the contest.
Youth Writing Camp
Each summer, NWP-KSU hosts a writing camp for youth. The camp offers two tracks. Creative Composers, for elementary students entering grades 4-6, features a fun-filled array of activities to encourage expression in a variety of media. For students entering grades 7-9, Powerful Voices provides the freedom to write anything they wish, also in a variety of media, while viewing Kent State University's scenic and historic campus through the lens of creative writing.
Details and registration information will be available in the spring.