There’s all sorts of ways to make sure the world sees you the way you want to be seen in your selfies. There are low-tech options like tilting your hat the right way or getting your makeup just so, and then there are more newfangled things like how to angle your phone or, of course, a million different kinds of filters.
So tell us: who are you without all that stuff? What do your photos look like without filters? What do your words SOUND like without filters? Write a poem about the most authentic version of yourself, and you could earn $1,000 toward your college education!
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, March 6, 2015. You'll need to register as a member of our community first.
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!