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    National Chemistry Week Poetry Contest

    Please consider to have your child enter the 2020 National Chemistry Week’s poetry contest.  This contest is for any child who in is Kindergarten through 12th grade: K – 2 grade,   3rd – 5th grade6th- 8th grade, and 9th – 12th grade.  The deadline to enter is October 25th, 2020 at 11:59 PM (Eastern)


    • All poems must be no more than 40 words, and in one of the following styles to be considered: Haiku, Limerick, Ode, ABC poem, Free verse, End rhyme, and Blank verse.
    • Entries are judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the yearly theme (Sticking with Chemistry), word choice and imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality and creativity, and overall presentation.
    • All entries must be original works without aid from others. Physical drawings may be scanned or captured via camera and submitted to the online form. Illustrations may be created using crayons, watercolors, other types of paint, colored pencils, or markers.
    • The illustration may also be electronically created by using a digital painting and drawing app on a computer, tablet, or mobile device. If the illustration is created using a digital painting or drawing app, the name of the program must be included on the entry form.
    • The text of the poem should be easy to read and may be typed before the hand-drawn or digital illustration is added, or the poem may be written on lined paper, which is cut out and pasted onto the unlined paper with the illustration.
    • No clipart or unoriginal images can be used.
    • Only one entry per student will be accepted.
    • Students must be sponsored by a school or another sponsoring group (e.g. Homeschool Association, Boys and Girls Club, Scout Troop, 4-H, etc.).
    • All illustrated poems and/or digital representations of the poems become the property of the American Chemical Society.
    • Acceptance of prizes constitutes consent to use winners’ names, likenesses, and entries for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposes.



    K-12 students are asked to submit their illustrated poems directly via the new online submission form.  Please look above for the links to the submissions or go to the website that is below.

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