Sometimes when all the bad stuff gets in the way it can be hard to remember the good things-- like the fact that (mostly) everything is awesome. No, seriously. You're awesome. The pen that allows you to write is awesome. The fact that we get to exchange ideas with people all over the world is awesome.
Things may happen to bring us down but there is a positive side to every situation and poets are especially great at finding that silver lining. What is it about yourself, a friend, or life in general that you find awesome? Share your thoughts with us in a poem and bring some positivity into someone's life (and also be entered to win $1,000 for your college education).
Don't forget to share your poems on social media! Poems with 50 or more shares (which must be sent from the poem page on PowerPoetry) will be the ones the PowerPoetry team reads first.
HOW TO APPLY
- Make sure you're eligible! The basic requirements are this: (1) you are 25 years of age (or younger), and (2) you are a current or former high school student who will attend or is attending college within the U.S. or its territories.
- Add an original poem to Power Poetry by Friday, August 7, 2015. You'll need to register as a member of our community first.
- Tag your poem with the poetry slam tag Everything is Awesome Scholarship Slam
If you need inspiration, look no further — we've got it! This blog post describes how we pick our scholarship winners, and you can also check out some of our winning poems (warning: they're awesome). Power Poetry's Tip Guides can help you learn more about different poetic forms and styles. Words have power, so our Action Guides are meant to inspire and empower you to use poetry as a way to change your life — and the world!