“When I Get My World Back” Poetry Contest Official Rules

April is National Poetry Month, and the Nevada Action for School Options office is excited to celebrate with a poetry contest and Facebook Poetry Reading Event with the finalists (videos will be pre-recorded by the finalists)! We want you to send us your poem for our National Poetry Month contest with the theme “When I Get My World Back.” The winner from each age group will receive a certificate and a prize!   


This contest is open to all students grades K-12.

Contest will be broken down to the following grade level groups, K-3, 4-7, 8-12.

One winner will be selected from each group.

There is no required format for your poem, however we do ask that your poem be inspired by the theme “When I Get My World Back” and include one of the following elements:

     A place you would like to visit

     A thing you would like to do

     A person you would like to emulate


All poems must be emailed to ashley@nevadaaction.org by the end of day April 30, 2020. Please include your name, age, grade, and city you live in when you submit your poem.

Finalists will be selected by our panel of VIP poets. All finalists will be notified by email. The finalists will be asked to send a video recording of themselves (with parent permission) reading their poem for our Poetry Reading Facebook event. The VIP panel will select one winner for each age group from the finalists.

Please contact Ashley at ashley@nevadaaction.org with any questions! We look forward to reading your poems!