Connect and Heal

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Connect and Heal

High School Poetry Contest Event

April is National Poetry Month
Calling all High School Poets! We are now accepting poetry submissions.
This year’s individual cash prizes range from $50 up to $250!
Open to all Arizona high school age youths (includes home-schooled high school students)
We will only consider original poetry written by Arizona High Schools students. Entries of all kinds are accepted – serious, funny, long or short. Poem must be able to be read/recited or within 5 minutes. Finalists will be notified via email on April 7, 2018. All finalists will be required to read/recite their poem at the National Poetry Month Celebration event in Chandler, Arizona on April 14, 2018 for a chance to receive a cash prize.

Contest Rules:

– All entries must be submitted by email to: by April 5, 2018 by 11:59 pm

– Type poem in a Word document. Include poet’s name, grade, high school, city, and state and e-mail address.
-Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished and unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher or producer at the time of submission. Connect and Heal retains one-time non-exclusive publication rights to the winning entries to be published on the Connect and Heal website. Any poetry piece posted anywhere online is considered published.