Enter the 2018 Black History Month Poetry Contest

Students (and their teachers) can win $100!!!


In celebration of Black History Month, we’re offering students an opportunity to compete in our 14th Annual Black History Month Contest.

This year we’re inviting students in grades 1-12 to write a poem inspired by what they learn about a Black History event that took place here in Chattanooga. To provide background, we’ve produced five videos on a variety of topics for students to choose from. Students in grades 1-3 may instead submit an original drawing as their entry. The videos are available here.


WHO CAN ENTER

Hamilton County students – public or private – in grades 1-12. Entries will be divided into four age groups: Grades 1-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12.


WHAT YOU CAN WIN

The top two written poems (or drawings) in each age group will win $100 each PLUS their language arts teacher will also win $100. Winners with their parents and teachers will also be invited to a special awards banquet in their honor on March 15, 2018 at 6pm.


INCLUDE WITH YOUR ENTRY

Complete the application form, a written introduction, and your poem (1,500 words max) or drawing. Your written introduction should explain why your particular person or group inspired you to create a poem or drawing.


HOW TO ENTER

Entries must be received by EPB no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on February 9, 2018. Winners will be notified by phone later that month. Email entries to: essaycontest@epb.net or mail entries to:

EPB
Attention: Black History Month Entry
P.O. Box 182255
Chattanooga, TN 37422-7255


For contest rules and information, click here. Thanks and good luck!