From Charlesbridge Publishing:
April is Poetry Month
One day I took a chance and wrote a poem.
It fel t so great to let my words run free.
Now I write outside, in school, at home â€”
And all my work is always signed â€œBy Me.â€
In honor of National Poetry Month, Charlesbridge invites students
in fourth through sixth grade to take a chance and enter a poem
into the I Must Go Down to the Beach Again poetry contest.
Put your own twist on a Shakespearean sonnet, or write an original
funny haiku. Winning poems will capture the imagination and
tickle the funny bone. For inspiration, read I Must Go Down to the
Beach Again (and Other Poems), by Karen Jo Shapiro and
illustrated by Judy Love.
The first-place winner receives a $100 gift certificate to their local independent bookstore, a
subscription to Stone Soup Magazine, and an autographed copy of I Must Go Down to the Beach Again.
Second- and third-place winners receive a subscription to Stone Soup Magazine and an autographed
copy of I Must Go Down to the Beach Again. All entries will be published on Charlesbridgeâ€™s website.
Poems can be any length, typed or hand-written (legibility counts). Participants must be fourth through
sixth grade elementary students. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2007. Winners will be notified
by May 15, 2007.
Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send them by
snail mail to:
I Must Go Down to the Beach Again Poetry Contest
85 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472
No purchase necessary. Contest is open to students in the United States only.
Submissions will not be returned. Submission authorizes Charlesbridge to reprint the
poem in part or whole. Charlesbridge employees and their families are not
eligible for participation.