The Academy of American Poets, the originator and organizer of National Poetry Month, is delighted to announce the National Poetry Month Poster Contest. This competition is open for students of the United States who are in grades 9 through 12.
The winning student will be featured on Poets.org, in American Poets magazine. They will also receive $500 plus signed copies of books by this year’s judges, Academy Chancellor Emeritus Naomi Shihab Nye, and renowned graphic designer and educator Debbie Millman.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- Only students living in the United States who are 18 years of age and younger and enrolled in grades 9 through 12 during the 2018–2019 academic year are eligible.
- Each submission must be original artwork by one student. Artwork created in collaboration with more than one student is not eligible.
How to Apply & Competitions Rules:
To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:
- Students must create a free submittable account using their email address in order to submit if they don’t already have one.
- Students must provide a teacher’s or guardian’s name and email address on the submission form.
- Only one submission per student is allowed.
- The artwork must be 18.25” x 21.5.” The most important elements of the artwork (“active space”) must not extend beyond 17.25” x 17.75.” For a visualization of these specifications, reference the Poster Contest Specs.
- The artwork must be submitted as a PDF or JPEG.
- For digital art or graphic design submissions, the design must be 300 dpi and RGB color, and all fonts must be embedded.
- The winning student will be featured on Poets.org, in American Poet magazine,
- The winner will also receive $500 plus signed copies of books by this year’s judges, Academy Chancellor Emeritus Naomi Shihab Nye, and renowned graphic designer and educator Debbie Millman.
- Finalists will each receive a copy of American Journal, an anthology of fifty contemporary poems selected and with an introduction by U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, published by Gray wolf Press.
Submissions will be accepted online between September 1 and October 31, 2018.