Librarians and Teachers, Thank you for considering this National Schools Project. For the past twenty-eight years, schools across the nation have been invited to participate in this project. The National Schools Project is committed to working with teachers and librarians throughout the United States. Each participating school receives a free copy of the book and has the possibility of winning a $100 award for the most student poems accepted. Your school may be one of the schools receiving awards for the most accepted submissions. Here is the list of the 10 schools that recently received awards. Student security and privacy are our greatest concerns and ones that we have successfully addressed over the twenty-eight years of the project. Student information is not disclosed to any outside party nor is the student’s name published with any information that may connect him/her to their school, address or locality. Individual student information is destroyed upon publication of the book. Poetry can be submitted online or through the mail. Please refer to the poetry submission guidelines for the information required for each submission.
Submission Deadlines 2022
Alaska-Arizona schools: Friday, February 11, 2022 (postmarked)
California schools: Friday, February 18, 2022
Colorado-Georgia schools: Friday, February 25, 2022
Hawaii-Kentucky schools: Friday, March 4, 2022
Louisiana-Minnesota schools: Friday, March 11, 2022
Missouri-New Jersey schools: Friday, March 18, 2022
New Mexico-Ohio schools: Friday, March 25, 2022
Oklahoma-Tennessee schools: Friday, April 1, 2022
Texas-Utah schools: Friday, April 8, 2022
Virginia-Wyoming schools: April 15, 2022
Poems should be no more than 80 words in length.
Submissions may be handwritten or typed.
There is NO LIMIT on the number of submissions from each teacher or librarian.
A student may submit multiple poems, but each student is limited to one page of poetry.