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SC Students Can Win Prizes Through the 2018 Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest

January 12, 2018 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Image of Kwame Alexander, Young Minds Dreaming at SC State Library

South Carolina Students: Do You Believe that Poetry Can Change the World?

Tell us how by participating in this year's Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest! The Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest encourages young writers to capture the power of their words and experience the freedom of original literary expressions.

We invite you to participate by sharing poems about a person, place, or an experience that has changed your life. Each of us has within us the ability to empower and inspire ourselves and others. We all have ideas about our world. Your poetry may change the world in your own unique way.

First, Second, and Third Place winners will be selected for the following groups: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Winners and their families will be invited to the State Library to read their poems, meet Kwame Alexander, receive a signed copy of his book, Out of Wonder, and to be awarded an Amazon gift card, up to $50!

If you are interested in submitting a poem, please review the contest requirements, register, and submit your poem here.

Submissions will be accepted until March 16.

Winners will be notified by email and announced on our website on April 6. For more information on this contest, visit our website.

View the video from last year's event. 

For details on contest requirements and submission, go to http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/poetry-contest

or contact Ashley Till, Statewide Services Manager,  by email: atill@statelibrary.sc.gov

 

About the South Carolina State Library

The South Carolina State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. The Library serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. It is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. In 1969, as the result of action by the General Assembly, the State Library Board was redesignated as the South Carolina State Library and assumed responsibility for public library development, library service for state institutions, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the Library is funded by the state of South Carolina, by the federal government through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and other sources.  For more information, please visit www.statelibrary.sc.gov or call 803-734-8666.      

South Carolina State Library | 803-734-8666 | statelibrary.sc.gov

For further information contact:                                                         

Sean Gruber, Public Information Specialist 

803-734-0462

sgruber@statelibrary.sc.gov 

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